Medical Illustrations for Attorneys: How to Make Anatomy Accurate and Understandable to Make Your Case

The other day, a Northern California trial attorney contacted me in need of a medical illustration. He represented the plaintiff in an auto crash case and had to go to trial in about a week. The attorney rightly realized that picturing his client’s spine would be an essential part of presenting his case.

When preparing a case that would benefit from medical illustrations, look to hire someone who can visualize and create images that are intelligible to a lay audience, featuring details that look clinical rather than gory. Also make sure the artist has the scientific and educational credentials necessary to provide a foundation for admissibility of the illustrations.

A medical illustration doesn’t have to be fancy—but it does have to be accurate, objective and easy to understand. (more…)

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