Lawyer: David Dao, Passenger Dragged Off United Flight, Suffered Concussion, Broken Nose

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Lawyer: David Dao, Passenger Dragged Off United Flight, Suffered Concussion, Broken Nose

The lawyer for David Dao, the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville, KY, suffered a broken nose, sinus damage, concussion, lost two teeth and needs reconstructive surgery.

Dao’s daughter, Crystal Pepper, said at a press conference on Thursday, “What happened to my dad should have never happened to any human being, regardless of circumstance,” she said. “We were horrified and shocked and sickened to learn what had happened to him and to see what had happened to him. We hope that in the future nothing like this happens again.”

“Here’s the law, real simple: If you’re going to eject a passenger, under no circumstances can it be done with unreasonable force or violence,” Thomas Demetrio said during the press conference. “That’s the law.”

The brutal incident involving David Dao was captured on video and went viral after it was posted to Facebook.