Attorney releases statement on behalf of man dragged from United plane

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – The man who was dragged from a Chicago United flight on Sunday is recovering at a hospital due to injuries he sustained on Sunday but his attorney released a statement.

The statement says the family is "focused only on Dr. [David] Dao’s medical care and treatment…”.

The family says they appreciate the outpouring of support and want privacy at this time.

The following is the full statement from the family through Dao’s attorney:

“Dr. David Dao, the United Airlines passenger who was removed from an airplane seat on United Airlines Sunday, is undergoing treatment in a Chicago hospital for his injuries.

“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,” said Chicago attorney Stephen L. Golan of Golan Christie Taglia, who along with Chicago aviation attorney Thomas A. Demetrio of Corboy & Demetrio, represents the Dao family. 

Until Dr. Dao is released from the hospital, the family is asking for privacy and will not be making any statements to the media, both attorneys said.”

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