Doctor Dragged Off Plane Hires Two Lawyers
The doctor who was hauled off a United plane appears to be ready to sue after he hired two sets of lawyers.
David Dao seems prepared to take on the airline following the footage of him being aggressively man handled which shocked the world.
Dr Dao has taken steps to hire Chicago attorneys, with one specialising in personal injury and the other who deals in corporate governance.
The medic was roughly ejected from the plane, despite having a valid ticket, because United 'overbooked' the flight. Dao was asked to leave, but refused because he was 'trying to get to work'.
Footage filmed by a passenger on-board the plane went viral on social media, with people rushing to condemn the way security treated the 69-year-old man.
In a statement one of his newly hired attorneys, Stephen Golan, said: "The family of Dr. Dao wants the world to know that they are very appreciative of the outpouring of prayers, concern and support they have received.
"Currently, they are focused only on Dr. Dao's medical care and treatment."
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The statement also revealed that the doctor is still undergoing treatment at a Chicago hospital for the injuries he sustained. Leading many to speculate that the injuries may be worse than people realised.
Dao's other attorney, Thomas Demetrio, is a partner in a firm which has won over $1billion in compensation payments for its clients. Demetrio is a specialist in the aviation industry.
Jayse Anspach, who filmed the incident said at the time: "After they dragged him off, I mean he was bleeding.
"He hit his face when they initially dragged him off."
Another passenger said: "He just was not willing to get off the plane. He started yelling at her, 'I'm a doctor. I have patients I have to see in the morning. I have to get back tonight. I can't be delayed.'
"Just repeats, saying, 'I've got to get home, I've got to get home, I've got to get home.' In this daze, you can tell he's dazed from being unconscious, confused."
The whole incident has been a PR disaster for the company, which saw millions knocked off its share price following the social media fall-out.
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