An Introduction to Medical Illustration
The Silberstein, Awad & Miklos team is committed to representing our NY personal injury clients in the most effective and innovative ways possible. With every case, we investigate the specifics of our client’s injury and their treatment plan, including any surgeries or other procedures they must undergo. We put great thought into how we should present our findings to insurance agents, juries, judges, and anyone else who may be involved in determining how much financial recovery you will be granted.
One of the best ways we’ve discovered to show the extent of an injury is through medical illustration. You might be wondering, “What’s that?” Medical illustrations are one of the most fascinating rarely talked about tools for personal injury attorneys. Here’s how it works: We commission professional medical illustrators to make life-like renderings of our clients’ injuries, and even sometimes of the mechanics of a surgery they have undergone.
Medical illustrators are trained not only in art, but also in biology and medicine. To create their pieces, they look at the client’s x-rays, and other documentation related to their diagnosis. They also research the way the surgery that the client underwent is performed. They may even observe similar surgeries or lab procedures in person. They consult with other medical professionals as needed. Finally, they synthesize everything they have learned into a realistic rendering that shows the client’s initial injury and uses diagrams to show how surgery was performed to repair it.
Medical illustrations are extremely effective because they are so realistic, though they are more scientific than gorey. They show every bone, muscle, ligament, tear, and break accurately and to the scale of the person’s actual body. They make understanding an injury much easier, because those who didn’t experience it themselves no longer have to think about it quite so abstractly.
In addition to showing what a client has already been through as a patient, medical illustration can also illustrate what lies ahead. Side effects, limited movement, and more can be made more understandable and relatable through medical illustration.
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If you have been injured and you would like to learn more about how we can effectively represent you, please contact Silberstein, Awad & Miklos today. We offer free consultations for new clients, so you have nothing to lose! We have helped thousands of clients like you. Reach out today and get started on the path to justice and financial recovery for your losses.