Next, we knew that due to the extent of the injuries and the need to bring in three expert witnesses, that potential for confusing the jury or losing their focus was a real concern. Therefore, we consulted with the trial attorney, reviewed the hospital records, and operative reports, and came up with a strategy for how we were going to visualize the damages. We decided to create Medical Illustrations showing the extent of the damages.
The plaintiff suffered lumbar spine/disc injuries, chest injuries, right intramedullary nail placement, posterior lumbar fusion, displaced communicated right femoral fracture, L4 compression fracture, 3D posterior rib cage reconstruction, post-op x-rays of upper and lower femur, and post-op lumbar instrumentation.
We knew that talking at the jury would be pointless, so we created demonstrative aids to assist the expert witnesses in explaining what the extent of the damages were.