Attorney: United Victim Suffered Concussion, Lost Teeth

David Dao, the 69-year-old physician who was violently dragged from a United Airlines flight over the weekend, suffered a concussion, broken bones, and lost teeth, his attorney said Thursday in a press conference. According to Thomas Demetrio, “He did, in fact, suffer a significant concussion as a result of disembarking that plane, and I can also tell you that he had a serious broken nose, injury to the sinuses, and he is going to be undergoing reconstructive surgery.” The lawyer added: “He lost two front teeth. But concussions are sort of an iffy condition. I don’t know, ultimately, long-term, hopefully, there will not be any significant repercussions because of that, but he is shaken.” Earlier in the morning, Dao’s attorneys officially asked an Illinois state court to order that all relevant surveillance footage, cockpit voice recordings, and other materials be preserved in order to avoid “serious prejudice” against Dao in any legal battles.