Lawyer: Dragged passenger lost 2 teeth and broke his nose

  • Lawyer: Dragged passenger lost 2 teeth and broke his nose

Lawyer: Dragged passenger lost 2 teeth and broke his nose

In his letter, and in comments in a Journal interview this week, Thune said the incident involving the overbooked passenger on a flight from Chicago to Louisville was "very disturbing" and should never have happened.

It's been a bad week for United airlines, but this one stings.

John Slater, United's Vice President of the airline's Chicago hub, came to City Hall to offer an apology for a debacle seen countless times via social media.

Demetrio acknowledged Dao could have chosen to comply with the airline and officers' instructions to leave the aircraft.

Dao was seriously injured by security officers who forced him off the plane against his will, banging his head on armrests in the process.

United Airlines has issued another apology to the man who was forcibly removed from a full flight, saying "we remain steadfast in our commitment to make this right".

The 69-year-old doctor's lawyers said he also suffered injury to his sinuses and lost two front teeth.

Asked why United took days to apologize, Smith said the airline made a mistake.

A stowaway scorpion unwittingly added to the public relations party for United this week after it fell from an overhead compartment and stung a passenger, CNBC reported Thursday.

"No, I'm not going", Dao says in the video. If too many people agree to, say, $2,000, Carnegie Mellon philosophy Kevin Zollman told NPR, then lower it to $1,500. "I've concluded that based upon hundreds of tales of woe, of mistreatment, by United", Demetrio said.

At City Hall Thursday, the Chicago City Council Aviation committee called on United executives to answer for the actions.

David Dao was released from the hospital overnight and was at a "secure location", attorney Thomas Demetrio said at a news conference during which a member of Dao's family spoke out for the first time. Dao's wife managed to exit the plane intact.

We sincerely hope that United undergoes a serious evaluation of its internal policies so this kind of incident never happens again, and are wishing Dr. Dao a speedy and complete recovery.

Pepper said her father and mother had been traveling from California to Louisville, Ky., and had caught a connecting flight at O'Hare.

She said her husband shooed the scorpion off his tray and it landed in the aisle, catching the attention of a nearby passenger who cried, "Oh my god, that's a scorpion".

United, in a statement, said Munoz and the company "called Dr Dao on numerous occasions to express our heartfelt and deepest apologies".

On Wednesday, Dao's lawyers took the first steps toward a future lawsuit, asking that surveillance video and other evidence from the scene be preserved.

They're also seeking cockpit voice recordings, incident reports and other materials.

It would seem that Dr. David Dao, the passenger forcefully removed from an April 9 United flight, is in need of reconstructive surgery as a result of injuries he sustained during the altercation.

In the middle of a tense exchange, Chicago Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans tried to correct one alderman when he referred to the officers as police.

Both city officials and representatives from United told aldermen Thursday their remarks would be limited due to potential litigation.

At the top of their list of questions is whether the airport officers had the authority to board the plane.