2022 AMI Online Salon

John Doe’s Traumatic Crush Injury and Progression of Surgical Interventions

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Jennifer Darcy
  • Client: Personal Injury Attorney
  • Copyright: Amicus Visual Solutions, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop / Adobe InDesign
  • Final presentation format: Multiple 30×40 Courtroom Exhibit Boards
  • Primary Audience: Jury

Project Description

These illustrations were created to demonstrate the extensiveness and severity of the devastating crush injuries to the soft tissues, muscles, and bones sustained by the plaintiff who was struck, run over, and pinned by a 30,000 to 40,000-pound logging front-end loader with a claw-like frontal attachment. The left-sided illustrations demonstrate the severity of the initial soft tissue crush injuries and extensive fractures to the pelvis and right femur. The remaining illustrations show the appearance of the plaintiff’s lower extremities following the necessary surgical treatments and interventions leading to an above-knee amputation. Additional exhibits were created for this case focusing on the mechanism of the crush injury, detailing the individual fractures, degloving and avulsion traumas, and the multiple and extensive reparative surgeries to the plaintiff’s right leg, groin, and pelvis.