Should 3D printing be a part of your next demonstrative strategy? 3D printing has had applications in surgical planning in recent years, but we have had success using 3D printed anatomical exhibits in multiple personal injury and med-mal cases resulting in very favorable outcomes. In this talk, Kaitlin will discuss how and why you may want to use physical models in the courtroom, the pros and cons of 3D prints vs. commercially available anatomical teaching models vs. digital models or animations, and examples of cases where 3D prints may be a good choice. Sarah will show the capabilities and production workflow at one specialized medical 3D printing company.
Sarah Gautraud is a Denver based Medical Illustrator and an Imaging Specialist at MedCAD where she aids in the creation of 3D anatomical models for a variety of medical and legal uses.
Kaitlin Lindsay is a self-employed medical-legal illustrator based in Kearney, Nebraska. She worked for 7 years as the in-house illustrator for legendary trial attorney Frank Branson in Dallas, Texas before beginning self-employment in 2019. She has assisted in many dozens of personal injury and wrongful death cases resulting in significant settlements, including a $242 million verdict against Toyota in August 2018. She earned her Master’s degree in Medical and Biological Illustration from Johns Hopkins in 2012.