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    HomeNews & ArticlesThe Use of Medical Illustrations

    The Use of Medical Illustrations

    January 25, 2013  |  By:  Oatley Vigmond

    When properly presented by a skilled trial lawyer, medical/legal illustrations provide a simple and interesting way to demonstrate the injuries that our clients have suffered.  Clients of Oatley, Vigmond often see their injuries turned into medical/legal illustrations prior to a case going to trial.  Our experience has shown that combining oral evidence with visual evidence assists the judge and jury in understanding the part of the body that was injured, the effect that the injury is having on our client and the efforts made by doctors to repair the injuries that were suffered.

    Brain injuries are complex and can be difficult to understand.  The medical terms that describe these injuries are often unfamiliar to someone who has not been to medical school.  Even worse, too much medical jargon can drive a judge or jury to distraction.  A medical illustration of the brain can help a judge or jury develop an understanding of the basic anatomy of the brain.  With this understanding, the judge or jury is more likely to fully understand the traumatic brain injury suffered and the long-term effect that the injury will have.

    Medical/legal illustrations are also very useful in illustrating orthopaedic and spinal cord injuries.  The illustrations provide a judge or jury with the ability to see inside our clients without having to read an x-ray or MRI.  Illustrating an orthopaedic or spinal cord injury is an effective way to show a judge or jury the impact and severity of the injuries that our clients have suffered.

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