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…


Remote Control - Part 2

REMOTE CONTROL – Part 2 More tips for maximizing success in online mediations In Part 1 we discussed office configuration, lighting, internet speed, and using PowerPoint to integrate photos into your video-conferenced mediations. Let’s explore how visual communications can further enhance your…


Remote Control - Part 1

REMOTE CONTROL – Part 1 Tips for maximizing success in online mediations So, you’re working remotely and conducting mediations for PI files. How do you make an impact when everyone’s not in the same room? Here are some reminders for making your Zoom zing! 1 – The Camera Never Lies We all do…


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…