Skip to Content

Published Articles

Cabinetry - Architectural Millwork - Finishes

The following are some of Mike Panish's most popular articles that involve Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, and Finishes that have appeared in a variety of legal publications across the country:

PLASTIC LAMINATED PRODUCTS - Fabrication & Installation Problems
This article outlines fabrication and installation problems that can cause personal injury and defects. Formica is probably the most recognized product name for plastic laminate material. Mike touches on some of the fabrication and installation problems that can occur, common lawsuits involving laminate products, and when it is appropriate to hire a laminate expert witness. By Michael Panish

Cabinetry & Millwork - Defective Design or Workmanship - Who is Responsible?
Generally, there is a question as to what entity is responsible for the monetary loss sustained. The usual course of action by attorneys is to sue all parties in the chain of events, from design through installation. By Michael Panish

Discussion on Wood Finishes
With the constant changes in formulations of finishes and paint products, modern methods for application and preparation have become very challenging. By Michael Panish

Many cruise ships have fallen short on the maintenance and inspection of many elements that are within reach of the general public and passenger guests. Mike Panish outlines examples of injuries that have occurred on cruise ships where he has offered his expert opinions, working for plaintiff and defense.By Michael Panish

Elder Abuse - It Isn't Always About Physical Abuse
Today, even more so than in the past, older people appear easy targets to unscrupulous contractors and salesmen. They are quick to react with their wallets and easily satisfied even though the work may not be as promised. By Michael Panish

Injuries from Improper Installation

Injuries created from improper installations of office furniture, modular furniture and retail store displays and fixtures. Case examples of improper casework anchorage.By Michael Panish

Mechanical Fasteners
Reasons why products become detached and dangerous, leading to severe personal injuries By Michael Panish