This case involves an elderly man who was seriously and permanently injured by a malfunction in an automatic door at a hospital. The man was leaving the hospital after treatment from a minor renal condition when a nurse activated the automatic opening feature of the hospital’s exit doors. As the man was making his way through the doorway using a walker that the hospital had provided, the door suddenly closed without warning. The force of the door closing on the man was such that he was immediately knocked to the floor. As a result of the fall the man suffered a broken hip, which forced him to endure several weeks of recovery in the hospital marked by a number of complications. It was alleged that the speed of the closing door was far too high to be safe, and that the door also lacked a number of common safety features that would likely have prevented this accident from occurring.