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Door Injury Lawsuits

One of the most common types of expert related calls that Mike Panish receives pertains to some sort of door injury. Door injuries caused by automatic pedestrian doors manual doors or garage doors ...
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"A Little Knowledge can be a Dangerous Thing"

As a construction expert witness, Michael Panish has published many informative and technical articles relating to his expertise as a door expert automatic door expert, cabinetry expert, and ...
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Door Component Glossary & Descriptions

Glossary of terms (as they apply to door components): Hinge: a device usually consisting of two leaves interlaced to receive a removable pin allowing for movement of the two leaves so that a positive ...
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Attorneys need assistance from a specialty expert for Automatic Door Injury Cases

One of the most frequent calls Mike Panish receives from attorneys is about injuries sustained from an automatic door malfunction. The call usually begins with a scenario much like, "My client, ...
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Door Slammed on Woman in Public Restroom

A woman in a restaurant bathroom was hit by a door when the door closer slammed the door on her, knocking her into a tile wall and causing a severe head injury. Mike Panish was retained as door expert ...
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Malfunctioning Door Hardware trapped woman inside a vestibule for hours

A woman was trapped in an egress vestibule adjacent to a stairway for several hours and suffered seizures when she couldn’t take her medicine. Mike Panish was retained as the door expert on this ...
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Which direction does a revolving door revolve?

According to Wikipedia, in right hand traffic countries, revolving doors typically revolve counter-clockwise (as seen from above), allowing people to enter and exit only on the right side of the door. ...
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Elderly woman was hit by a door because of defective door closer

An elderly woman was badly injured in a retirement home when she was hit by a door with a defective door closer. Improper maintenance of the door closer lead to a total failure of the hydraulic system ...
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Touchless Automatic Door Function

ICU and CCU hospital doors can now be equipped with a touchless system, manufactured by Besam Entrance Solutions. VersaMax Touchless eliminates the need to touch the door for opening and closing. This ...
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Child Burned after Door Stuck Closed - Mother was on the other side of the Door

A child was severely burned when his mother was trapped inside a bathroom in their rented apartment. The mother couldn’t open the door to get to her child. The door lock jammed and the warped ...
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What are the different types of Automatic Doors?

Automatic Sliding Doors are used frequently for two way or directional traffic. Automatic sliding doors can be single sliding doors, bi-parting sliding doors, and telescopic sliding doors. Automatic ...
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We walk through Automatic Doors all of the time

Most of us walk through automatic doors on a regular basis. Most retail stores have some form of automatic doors, whether they are automatic sliding doors, automatic revolving doors, automatic ...
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When did we start using Automatic Doors?

According to The American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM), automatic door technology started in the 1940s with the introduction of floor mat devices. The introduction of automatic ...
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Senior Citizens and Automatic Door Injuries

Senior citizens who have been struck by a malfunctioning automatic door can have serious injuries that often lead to death. Mike Panish is an expert witness specializing in automatic door injury ...
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Exit "Panic Bar" Door Injuries

Exit panic bar hardware and push bars are designed to allow you to leave a building quickly, without any special knowledge or information. Panic bars provide the ability to lock the door(s) from the ...
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Manual Door Closer Injuries

Torn Achilles tendons are a common injury when a sharp door bottom slices through your ankle. Doors in public places are not always adjusted or maintained the way most patrons would expect. Manual ...
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Michael Panish, Construction Expert Witness Launches Redesigned Website

Michael Panish, Construction Expert Witness, announces the launch of his newly redesigned website at www.ConstructionWitness.com. Visitors will find new content, previous and newly published technical ...
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Building Contractor Fraud - More Common than you Think

Building contractor fraud is more common than you might think, particularly when it comes to home renovation and repairs. Homeowners seeking reputable contractors are often misled by the ...
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Welcome to ConstructionWitness.com Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Construction Expert Witness blog with an RSS feed available here. Michael Panish specializes in most construction trades, cabinetry, millwork, woodwork, ...
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