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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 and caused the door to close with such force that the woman broke both her hip and arm.

Mike Panish was called in, as the door expert, to inspect the subject door and testify for the Plaintiff. Mike has extensive experience as a Door & Door Hardware Contractor and has serviced and installed many thousands of door closers over the past 35 years.

Mike Panish is the perfect door expert to call on when there is a claim involving a door or door component that has malfunctioned. He has over 35 years hands-on experience manufacturing, installing, and servicing doors for most commercial and residential applications. Michael has consulted and testified in many injury cases pertaining to door related issues as well as most aspects of construction defects, product liability, and poor workmanship.

Mike Panish, door expert, is the author of a very informative article that will help attorneys during discovery for door claims. The article has been published in Plaintiff Magazine and is titled "Door Defects and Door Related Injury Claims". It describes the different types of doors and door hardware.