NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - An attorney for Dr. David Dao, the 69-year-old internist dragged down the aisle of a United airlines plane when he refused to disembark Sunday, said he suffered a concussion, broken nose and lost his two front teeth.
"He will be undergoing reconstructive surgery," said Thomas Demetrio.
Joined by attorney Stephen Golan and one of Dao's five children at a news conference in his Chicago law office, Demtrio said the family would likely file suit against United.
"For a long time, airlines like United have bullied us," said Demetrio. "Will there be a lawsuit? Yeah, probably. He told me that being dragged down the aisle was more horrifying ... than what he experienced in leaving Vietnam."
"What happened to my dad should not happen to any human being regardless of circumstances," said Dao's daughter, Crystal Pepper.
In videos posted by several passengers to Facebook Sunday night, a plainclothes officer is seen dragging the Vietnamese-American out of his seat after he refused to get off the plane.
His seat and that of three others were randomly selected after no one would voluntarily disembark to make room for four United crew members who needed to be in Louisville Monday morning.