Michael Zalewski

United passenger's experience was 'more horrifying and terrible' than fleeing Vietnam, his attorney says

United passenger's experience was 'more horrifying and terrible' than fleeing Vietnam, his attorney says

The United Airlines passenger dragged from a plane Sunday will require reconstructive surgery and both United and the city of Chicago are responsible for Dr. David Dao's injuries, his attorney said Thursday.

Blaming an overly aggressive response by the city's Aviation Department officers and accusing United of failing to protect its customer, attorney Thomas Demetrio said the incident will likely result in a lawsuit.

"I would defy anyone to suggest that there was not unreasonable force and violence used to help Dr. Dao disembark that plane," Demetrio said at a news conference.

Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, Ky., and his wife were flying home to Louisville, Ky....

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