$435,000 verdict in Defective Products case

Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine.  In this products liability accident case, an elderly woman was hit by an automatic door while entering Shaw’s Supermarket in Lewiston, Maine, due to a design defect in the door wherein the motion detector beam was not positioned close enough to a threshold.  She was knocked to the ground and sustained a broken leg and other pain and suffering from her fall. Prior to trial, defendant door manufacturer settled for $400,000.