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Who you gonna call?

Who you gonna call? The best expert is someone that has a lifetime of practical experience in his or her field of work. Mike Panish's expert services and opinions are based upon his years of ...
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Knocked over by an automatic door

Knocked over by an automatic door An elderly woman was walking into a big box store through a set of automatic sliding doors. The doors were already open when she started walking toward the doors. As ...
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Overhead door drops onto the head of a guy trying to get his car serviced

Overhead door drops onto the head of a guy trying to get his car serviced While visiting a dealership and waiting for his car to be serviced, a man wandered into the garage service area where cars ...
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Hotel guests assaulted in their hotel rooms

Hotel guests assaulted in their hotel rooms Hotel guests need to be confident that they are safe from intruders in their hotel rooms. They also need to be sure their hotel room door is closed and ...
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Elderly shopper hit by an automatic door at a big box store dies from her injuries

Elderly shopper hit by an automatic door at a big box store dies from her injuries Mike Panish, Automatic Door Expert Witness, was the retained expert for the plaintiff for a case in Florida. An ...
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How would you like to be hit in the head?

How would you like to be hit in the head? A man was walking into a bank through a set of doors. As he passed through the doorway, a heavy, large, metal object fell and struck him in the head, knocking ...
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SLIDING GATE HAS DEFECTIVE PARTS AND CAUSES INJURY

Plastic nuts used to limit the travel of a sliding gate can become cracked. When this happens, it indicates that they are no longer able to limit the function of the gate, so the gate operator will ...
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Expert Witness with Hands on Experience

To be a true professional expert witness, you have to have many years of experiences pertaining to that field. Actual hands-on, working knowledge is something that cannot be researched on the ...
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MAGNETIC LOCKS (MAGLOCKS) THAT FALL FROM OVERHEAD

A magnetic lock is a heavy metal block that requires professional installation and continual maintenance. Injuries that result from falling magnetic lock components are common. As a door and gate ...
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Barn Doors in Hotel Rooms? Dangerous

Hotel Room - Barn Doors DANGEROUS BY DESIGN and Best Left on Barns By Michael Panish, Door Expert Witness What goes wrong? What kind of parts are on a sliding barn door? Why these barn style doors are ...
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$4.5 Million dollar award to woman hit by door closer at Wells Fargo

9-22-17 A DuPage County jury awarded a $4.5 million dollar judgment to a woman who sustained injuries after being struck in the head by a door closer while entering a Wells Fargo retail office in ...
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Nationwide Testimony and Over 1000 Cases since the Year 2000

Mike Panish has been retainined as expert on over 1000 cases since the year 2000. Mike is a construction expert witness, door expert, automatic door expert, gate expert witness, and has expertise in ...
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Integrity in an Expert Witness

How many times have you watched as the opposing expert witness self-destructs in a deposition, or better yet, in a trial situation? As an attorney, you have most likely seen this first-hand many ...
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Jury awarded 21.5 Million - Automatic Door Injury on Cruise Ship

Jury Awarded 21.5 Million Automatic Door Injury on Cruise Ship 61 year old James Hausman was traveling as a passenger on Holland America Line Cruises on an around the world cruise in November of 2011. ...
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Mike Panish - Retained on over 900 cases

Mike Panish has been retained on over 900 cases to date, and is the Nation's most retained expert witness for door and automatic door related personal injury cases, construction related injuries ...
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The opposing counsel contacts Mike Panish for the same case ! No other expert witness like Mike Panish

The opposing counsel contacts Mike Panish for the same case! No other expert witness like Mike Panish Mike Panish is the single most sought after construction expert witness in the United States. In ...
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GATE & FENCE - Accidents & Injuries by Michael Panish

Mike Panish just published a new article about gate and fence accidents and some of the reasons why these gates malfunction. The article includes actual cases where Mike has been the retained expert ...
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Mike Panish has been retained on over 900 cases

Mike Panish has been retained on over 900 cases to date and is the Nation’s leading expert witness and most retained expert for door related injuries and wrongful death claims, for both ...
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Automatic Doors or Manual Doors - Which is Safer?

Mike Panish has written a new article which compares the safety of automatic doors to manual doors. In this article you will hear about his case examples for personal injury and wrongful death cases ...
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10 more satisfied attorneys - because they retained Mike

Another 10 cases settled favorably for Mike's clients - June, 2014 Mike has a constant and consistent case load of 50-60 cases monthly that are ongoing, and every few days we are contacted by ...
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Will someone please find me an expert?

If you assign the task of finding a specialty expert, you may not end up retaining and designating the right expert for your case. If you are the lead attorney on a case, it is to your best interests ...
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Mike is really that good - he gets results!

Mike Panish is an expert witness who is contacted daily regarding a variety of different types of cases. Some plaintiff's attorneys, not having ever had cases that Mike Panish specializes in, seek ...
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How safe is your Grandma?

Senior housing facilities and adult long term care operations have become an all too frequent party to senior abuse and molestation claims of many kinds. Mike Panish is an expert witness currently ...
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Mike Panish replaces door expert that doesn't show up to inspection

I received a call the other day from a frantic attorney who had a critical inspection of a facility scheduled for the next day. The inspection was across the country from where Mr. Panish was ...
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Rape and Patient Abuse in Daycare & Skilled Nursing Facilities

Rape and patient abuse are more common in daycare and long term skilled nursing facilities than you would imagine. Michael Panish has participated as the door and security expert witness and ...
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