Medicolegal Illustrations for Courtroom Use

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Presentation to the Medical Legal Protection Society 

Medical-Artist.com were invited by the Medical Protection Society to present at their offices at the Shard, London. We would like to thank the team for giving us the opportunity to tell them what we do regarding providing medicolegal illustration for court room use. After we gave our 20 minute presentation we handed out prints of sample illustrations and answered questions. The feedback after the meeting was very positive and we are looking to work on a case in November. We hope this will be the start of a long collaboration with MPS and Medical-Artist.com.

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The Medical Protection Society

With head quarters in London and offices in Singapore the Medical Protection Society are the world’s leading protection organisation for medical, dental and healthcare professionals dealing with clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries. It protects and supports the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world.

What is Medicolegal Illustration?

Medicolegal illustration is medical illustration but with a definitive purpose of acting as supporting evidence in a courtroom scenario. Medical illustrations are visual aids that support explanation of anatomy, surgery, pathology, injury where words or written text need further clarification. The visual aids are presented to a judge in settlement cases before a trial or they are used within the trail to help explain medical matters to the layperson such as the jury.

We create our medicolegal illustrations directly from a patients records such as MRI scans, operative reports, X-Ray resulting in patient specific illustrations. These help illuminate the medical facts of a case into a visual and very descriptive medium. These illustrations are printed and used as demonstrations within the legal system to support written and verbal communications when working on a case or in the case of 3D animations screened by video.

A view of the healthy brain compared to one with stroke

The work we supply can be as simple as colouring up a scan to better communicate the anatomy on a grey X-Ray or providing full 3D animations that describe the anatomy and procedures during a surgical procedure.

The illustration presentations can show anatomy and injury without personalisation so the focus is on the anatomy without prejudice like in the illustration of the brain.

You can read more about how the team complete medicolegal illustration.

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