Medical Malpractice Trial Exhibits
A study conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2016 captured how at least 250,000 individuals die (a number that equates to almost 10% of all deaths) from medical errors each year in the U.S. Considering how many people die due to this factor here each year, you’re bound to have your fair share of clients affected by these errors. While you’re likely able to secure an out-of-court settlement in most of those cases, if litigation becomes necessary, our medical malpractice trial exhibits can be key to achieving a favorable outcome for you and your client.
At Advocacy Digital Media, we have a long track record of producing medical malpractice trial exhibits that help judges and jurors visualize how childbirth injuries, medication mistakes, surgical errors, and other adverse events occurred and the impact they had or will have on your client’s health long-term.
Presenting Medical Practice Cases With Trial Exhibits
When presenting cases like these to judges and juries, it can be effective to create trial exhibits that demonstrate what would have been a properly followed protocol. And then to create medical malpractice animations, for example, that illustrate how the health care provider deviated from the established standard of care in treating the patient.
So, for example, it may be beneficial to create demonstratives showing the steps an obstetrician should have taken when delivering a baby when there was suspected shoulder dystocia and the ones the physician caring for your client took, which left their child with a residual brachial plexus injury.
As another example, you may elect to have our Advocacy Digital Media team produce a medical malpractice illustration showing the insertion of an endoscope by an ear, nose, and throat surgeon during a sinus debridement procedure. An illustration that depicts how the physician was too aggressive in using debridement tools or removing postsurgical residue, including bone fragments or mucus, that they punctured surrounding tissue, such as eye matter, leaving a patient with residual double-vision and other visual acuity issues, is also possible.
In each of the scenarios above, you can likely understand how these concepts in themselves can be challenging to comprehend, and that perhaps doesn’t improve even when an expert witness uses medical jargon to explain proper processes or procedures and expected outcomes. Medical malpractice exhibits like the illustrations and animations described above can transcend language and instead provide visual cues that jurors can latch on to when rendering verdicts.
Medical Malpractice Trial Exhibit Services We Offer
The graphics and animations we produce at Advocacy Digital Media are, by nature, interactive in that we develop them with the goal of engaging your audience, judges, and juries to focus more on the material at hand. This is particularly appropriate for explaining complex medical concepts, whether of a pharmaceutical, anatomical, or surgical nature, given how subtle differences among terms used in the field alone can be hard to make sense of.
Medical malpractice trial exhibits we produce include:
- Infographics: These are effective for demonstrating changes in data across a time period, such as a patient’s deteriorating vital signs that doctors should have recognized as an indicator of distress, or a worsening of their symptoms following a misdiagnosis that indicated a secondary opinion was necessary.
- Medical illustrations: These may graphically depict the standard stages of surgery (and how a surgeon’s actions deviated from that) or how involved a revision surgery was (to correct a wrongly performed procedure a negligent physician performed).
- Medical animations: These are effective for describing a medical procedure, injury, or disease progression from start to finish, like, for example, what ensued as a result of a patient receiving an incorrect medication or delayed treatment for a critical condition.
- 2D interactives: These courtroom demonstratives allow for the inclusion of documentation, videos, photographs, and other primary evidence to enhance your presentation of what led to the medical malpractice.
- 3D interactives: Medical malpractice trial exhibits like these are effective because they offer viewers a fully immersive experience where they can view any potential negligence from multiple perspectives.
In terms of 3D interactives, we’re particularly proud of our proprietary 3D Realization™ technology. It allows us to take imaging studies like MRIs or CT scans and create 3D models. The attorneys that have been fortunate enough to use trial exhibits made with this technology have positive reports regarding its effectiveness in demonstrating the performance of surgical procedures and the extent of injuries.
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If your personal injury case is headed to trial, it’s likely either because the defendant is contesting liability or because they offered a settlement, but it’s far lower than what you know your client’s case is worth.
Courtroom demonstratives can back up your allegations of negligence against the defendant by showing exactly how such impropriety occurred. This is especially the case if the other party doesn’t present any demonstrative evidence like this at trial for jurors to latch onto when in the deliberation room.
Well-produced medical malpractice trial exhibits can convey the extent of injuries, the impact they’ve had on your client, and show current medical bills and forecasted health care expenses for the future. Contact us to discuss what information you’d like to convey to jurors, and we’ll share which graphics we feel will have the best impact on your case.