Double puncture of colon during gallbladder surgery – Case settles prior to trial

Illustrated Medicine: Case Study Double puncture of colon during gallbladder surgery – Case settles prior to trial Incident While undergoing cholecystectomy surgery, the anterior and posterior walls of Mr. Rossi’s transverse colon were perforated, leading to fecal peritonitis, adhesion formation…


T-bone impact causes knee fracture – Case settles close to $1,750,000.00

Illustrated Medicine: Case Study T-bone impact causes knee fracture – Case settles close to $1,750,000.00 Incident When Ms. Smith was T-boned by the defendant running a red light, her right knee violently impacted the console, causing a depressed lateral tibial plateau fracture. Purpose of…


Ruptured appendix leads to permanent brain injury - $3.2M jury award

Illustrated Medicine: Case Study Delayed appendicitis treatment causes hypoxic brain injury – $3.2M jury award Incident This 11-year-old boy with Down Syndrome suffered a ruptured appendix from delayed diagnosis and surgery, leading to unrecognized septic shock that triggered cardiopulmonary…


Rollover Causes Chest Trauma with Cardiac Arrest

Illustrated Medicine: Case Study Rollover Causes Chest Trauma with Cardiac Arrest Incident  This 28-year-old passenger suffered multiple injuries from a rear-end collision that caused the vehicle she was into rollover and hit a pole.  Purpose of illustration  This exhibit was created to…


Spinal Fusion from Dump Truck Rear-Ender

Illustrated Medicine: Case Study Spinal Fusion from Dump Truck Rear-Ender Incident  This 50-year-old driver sustained significant injury when his vehicle was rear-ended by a dump truck, causing trauma to his cervical spine.  Purpose of illustration  This exhibit was created to demonstrate the…


Trucking Accident Triggers Stroke

Illustrated Medicine: Case Study Trucking Accident Triggers Stroke Incident  This 53-year-old driver was hit by a truck twice – his car first spun and was then pinned against the concrete median – subjecting him to rotational, acceleration and deceleration forces.  Purpose of illustration…


Shoulder Injury from Head-on Collision

Illustrated Medicine: Case Study Shoulder Injury From Head-on Collision IncidentThis left-handed 56-year-old driver was involved in a head-on collision, causing soft tissue damage to her left shoulder as well as other injuries. Purpose of illustrationThis panel was created to show the mechanism…


Trauma-Induced Sciatica

Illustrated Medicine: Case Study Trauma-induced sciatica Incident This 50 year-old seat-belted driver was rear-ended at highway speeds. He suffered a lumbar spine sprain/strain injury. Purpose of illustration This illustration exhibit was created to demonstrate the direct anatomical link between…


Trimalleolar Fracture-Dislocation

Illustrated Medicine: Case Study Trimalleolar Fracture-Dislocation Incident This 21-year-old construction worker slipped into a hole, sustaining a displaced/dislocated trimalleolar fracture that required open reduction internal fixation (ORIF). Osteoarthritis (OA) developed quickly in the joint…


Intra-Articular Wrist Fracture

Illustrated Medicine: Case Study Intra-Articular Wrist Fracture Incident  Mr. Jones was a 45-yo male driver involved in a head-on collision and required extrication.  Purpose of Illustration  This panel was created to show details of his left wrist injury, providing a visual translation of the…