2021 AMI Online Salon

Joseph Smith – Right Frontoparietal Craniotomy & Subdural Hematoma Evacuation and Reconstruction

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Bill Westwood
  • Client: Personal Injury Law Firm
  • Copyright: William B. Westwood, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: 30″x40″ Trial Exhibit boards
  • Primary Audience: Judge and Lay Jurors

Project Description

RIGHT FRONTOPARIETAL CRANIOTOMY & SUBDURAL HEMATOMA EVACUATION Plaintiff suffered a large subdural hematoma in an auto accident.  At trial, it was important to communicate to the judge and jurors the details of the surgery necessary to save this plaintiff’s life.   To accomplish this, I illustrated the key surgical steps required to open the skull and dura and evacuate the large subdural hematoma. In the process, showing the turning down of the skin/muscle flap, the bur holes drilled through the skull and the removal of the skull bone plate provided an “OUCH Factor” to help jurors empathize with the pain and suffering the plaintiff experienced in this complex brain surgery.  RIGHT FRONTOPARIETAL CRANIOTOMY- DUROTOMY REPAIR, BONE PLATE REATTACHMENT AND SCALP INCISION CLOSURE The “OUCH Factor” was further enhanced through accurate illustration of the steps necessary to close the durotomy, reattach the bone plate with absorbable implants and staple close the scalp incision.