United Airlines reaches financial settlement with passenger Dr David Dao after he was violently dragged off overbooked flight
THE doctor who was filmed being violently dragged off an overbooked flight with blood pouring from his mouth has received a financial settlement from United Airlines.
Dr David Dao, 69, was forced to leave the flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, so staff from a partner airline could have his seat for a connecting flight.
Thomas Demetrio, an attorney for Dao, said in a statement that United had taken "full responsibility for what happened on Flight 3411, without attempting to blame others, including the City of Chicago".
United said in a separate statement: "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."
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United had earlier said that it would offer passengers who give up their seats up to $10,000, reduce overbooking of flights and no longer call on law enforcement officers to deny ticketed passengers their seats.
Southwest Airlines also said on Thursday it would end overbooking of flights.