The doctor who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight at O'Hare International Airport on Monday is finally breaking his silence.
Dr. David Dao's attorney released a statement to CNBC on Tuesday, saying he and his family are "very appreciative of the outpouring of prayers, concern and support" they received following the incident.
"Currently, they are only focused on Dr. Dao's medical care and treatment," Chicago attorney Stephen L. Golan stated.
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United Airlines issued multiple statements on Tuesday after footage of the incident went viral on social media. CEO Oscar Munoz called the event "upsetting" and offered his apology in a statement tweeted by United.
People react to United kicking passenger off flight
People react to United Airlines kicking a passenger off a flight
Pepsi: We are the most hated company right now. 😓
United Airlines: 1 sec - Hold my Pepsi.
Not so friendly skies huh @united ? Makes me sick now how you treat customers. I hope he sues hard. #unitedairlines https://t.co/D13SDvHfLq
You want passengers to give up their seats because you have piss poor planning & then beat them up? Shame on you. @united #unitedAIRLINES
Apparently @united 's inability to coordinate a flight makes violent assault against customers ok. Never flying #UnitedAirlines again
NEVER flying @united ever again! Horrific, brutal, intolerable treatment of passenger, + tone-deaf "apology" from CEO. #UnitedAirlines
Dear United Airlines: People have smart phones.
Perhaps @MerriamWebster can help #United Airlines with the definition of "volunteer"
United Airlines to United Airlines: "I see your legging-gate, and I raise you a passenger beating" #UnitedAirlines #United #flight3411
Look on the bright side, United Airlines. After this incident, you'll never have to worry about a flight being overbooked again.
You thought United Airlines was tough on folks who wear leggings. Just wait to see what they do to folks in sweat p… https://t.co/x5Nzp7gcn1
Poor planning on your part doesn't constitute an emergency on ours. Fly Southwest. Fly Delta. Hell, fly Spirit. Not #UnitedAirlines