The saga of Dr. David Dao is over.
The 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor was infamously hospitalized after Chicago aviation police dragged him from the plane to make space for four crew members on the flight from the city’s O’Hare International Airport to Louisville, Kentucky, sparking international outrage.
While some may have been expecting a lawsuit to emerge from the affair, United Airlines announced that it has reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with Dao.
Dao’s attorney, Thomas Demetrio, praised the airline in a news release for taking full responsibility in its handling of the incident.
“Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing, and he has,” Demetrio said in a news release, referring to the United CEO.
“In addition, United has taken full responsibility for what happened on Flight 3411, without attempting to blame others, including the City of Chicago. For this acceptance of corporate accountability, United is to be applauded.”
We are pleased to report that United and Dr. Dao have reached an amicable resolution of the unfortunate incident that occurred aboard flight 3411. We look forward to implementing the improvements we have announced, which will put our customers at the center of everything we do.
While the actual amount was undisclosed, we are confident that Dao is now several million dollars richer.
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