Doctor dragged from United Express flight suffered concussion and broken nose and lost two front teeth

A lawyer for a man dragged off a United Express flight says he suffered a concussion and broken nose and lost two front teeth.

Attorney Thomas Demetrio said at a news conference Thursday that Dr. David Dao has been discharged from a hospital but will need reconstructive surgery.

Dao was removed from the plane Sunday after he refused to give up his seat on the full flight from Chicago to Louisville.

Flake he may be but expect a Big Lawsuit ahead…

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Big settlement and NDA.

  • pdxnag

    Does this mean he will get a seven digit settlement rather than six digit?

  • dapto

    Half a billion dollar settlement would be fair, that to pile on the 1.3 billion loss in a day so far and it hasn’t ended there, my guess is United will go bankrupt to avoid the hemorrhaging itll keep taking for months if not years.

  • andycanuck

    Better call Saul!

  • Alain

    In this case the airlines was just asking for it no matter what thinks about the guy.

  • Brett_McS

    They may like to review their current policy of escalating to police action as soon as a passenger objects to being randomly selected to leave the plane.

  • DMB

    He lost two front teeth you say! LOL!

    • Brett_McS

      …. my two front teeth …. and a huge settlement from United.

  • Frances

    I have read that this Dr Dao is not the one suspended for wrongly handing out prescriptions for narcotics, that the “investigators” jumped on the first bad thing they could find under the name of Dr David Dao, and referenced the wrong doctor. Can anyone confirm this?

    • The Butterfly

      Another lawsuit and more millions for him!

    • Waffle

      Whether he is or is not is irrelevant. The whole affair is sickening, the assault and United’s obvious attempt to “blame the victim” for an entirely unrelated matter which may or may not be true.

      I hope the lawyer is adding on big bucks for slander. And Munoz should be fired.

      • Brett_McS

        Perhaps they could offer him $800 to leave his CEO seat … and bring the police in if he refuses.

      • Frances

        Agreed, Waffle. Whatever the good doctor had done, or not done, in his past is absolutely no excuse for the violence with which United Air had him removed from the plane. My comment was in relation to the swiftness with which the reports arose as to his past, as if that somehow excused UA’s actions. That those seeking to exonerate UA would grasp at any straws is not surprising. What I want to see is – if the Dr Dao who was forcibly removed from the UA flight was then wrongfully slandered because of a conflation with another Dr Dao – that everyone who jumped on the “but he’s a sleaze” meme should be embarrassed into fully retracting said Tweets/blogs/whatevers.

        • Waffle

          In this case I don’t think that apologies and retractions are enough. It is kind like a situation in which the driver of a getaway car would be charged with murder because his/her accomplices killed someone who they were robbing them. In this case, the “murder” is of a probable good name which can never be restored. The taint will linger forever. Even if there is financial compensation, it can never be enough. To slander someone is a grievous sin.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Didn’t the pussy get in even ONE punch, f.f.s.? I’m a brittle old f*** but I can still be a handful…

    • Alain

      It is a good thing he didn’t, or it would be twisted into him being removed due to violent behaviour. Most would have been so shocked by it that they likely wouldn’t have had time to react.

  • Hard Little Machine

    You have to think on your feet. If they look at you funny immediately loudly declare yourself a black trans lesbian Muslim.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    He should have dealt with it in the airport and not acting like a child having a tantrum over having to brush their teeth or go to bed.

    You pull that shit on a plane and it’s not going to end well, the cops showing up
    makes it pretty clear it’s time to go.

    In this case, force was used because force was required and he likely got
    hurt flailing around like a child.

    • Alain

      You seem to be following a very different description of the event.

      • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

        He was clinging to the seat and resisting the cops.
        They didn’t punch him, he got the injuries from his flailing around
        and wacked his face on the arm rest.

        It’s very simple, he got bumped and deciding having a hissyfit
        was going to somehow change that.

        Video was shot from more then one angle.

        He wasn’t going to get tossed on the street, he would have gotten an $800 voucher, a hotel room if necessary but likely booked on a later flight.

  • FactsWillOut

    After listening to the CEO of United, I can safely say an airline more deserving of bankruptcy is very hard to find.
    United fucked up, big time, and now they get to pay.

    They should have offered the guy a hundred grand, they’d still be ahead of where they are now, the fools!