2021 AMI Online Salon

Medical-Legal Case Study: Thoracic Region

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Jennifer Lee
  • Other Contributors: Ingrid Barany
  • Client:Faculty Advisor: Stephen Mader
  • Copyright: Jennifer Lee & Ingrid Barany, 2021
  • Medium/software used:Procreate, Clip Studio Paint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format:Digital panels for projection in a courtroom
  • Primary Audience:Jurors


Project Description

These panels were created for a medical-legal case study. We were given limited reports and scans for a plaintiff who sustained injuries in the thoracic region from a motor vehicle accident. These were to be interpreted and used to create exhibits suitable for use as demonstrative evidence in litigation. While they are meant to demonstrate that the plaintiff sustained significant injuries, to be admissible as evidence, they must be objective and cannot evoke a strong emotional response. The objective of this project was to provide accurate illustrations that help the jury understand the injuries sustained by the plaintiff. They were designed to be suitable for projection on a courtroom screen. A medical expert would describe these exhibits to the jury in more detail.