2022 AMI Online Salon

Possible future left knee degeneration – Jane Doe

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Stephen Mader
  • Client: Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Copyright: Artery Studios, Inc., 2022
  • Medium/software used: Graphite/Photoshop/InDesign
  • Final presentation format: Jpeg/poster/prints
  • Primary Audience: Litigation participants – judge, jurors, lawyers, medical experts

Project Description

Panel created for use in a plaintiff personal-injury insurance claim. The plaintiff was crossing the street and had stopped on a wide yellow median waiting for traffic to clear. While she was waiting on the median, she was suddenly struck by a vehicle that had been driven onto the median for a left-hand turn. The plaintiff was struck at the level of the left knee. Although the injury did not look remarkable radiologically (although there was a lateral fracture), the future implications for this type of mechanism of injury are significant. This series of illustrations was intended to make the invisible visible – namely to demonstrate the concepts of articular cartilage degeneration at the macro and micro level in a step-wise manner that would link the mechanism of injury to the future outcome of degenerative joint disease in her knee.This exhibit was integrated into an insurance claim by the plaintiff, against the driver who hit her. Demonstrative evidence of this nature serves to educate the judge and jury, so they are fully informed of the nature of the trauma, pathology and complications issues (other panels addressed more issues). In this manner, a fair and appropriate insurance resolution is achieved.