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|Bariatric Operations - Medical Animation
|This comprehensive animation, features four main scenes of information, each describing the events which occurred during an abdominal gastroplasty and its subsequent conditions and surgeries. Scene 1- Features the following elements from : Laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG or stomach stapling). It contains the step by step elements: window cut in upper stomach, stomach stapled to form a pouch, Gore-Tex band placed, food moves from pouch into lower stomach. Scene 2- Features elements from : Laparoscopic Revision of VBG to Roux en Y. It contains the step by step elements: Multiple laparoscopic instruments placed, small bowel divided, Jejuno-jejunostomy (JJ) created, Gore-Tex band removal, gastric pouch creation, stomach resection, bowel mobilized and attached to gastric pouch, subsequent 180° twist in proximal bowel, kink in lower bowel, subsequent obstructed flow. Scene 3- Features the following elements from : Surgery- Mechanical Bowel Obstruction. It contains the step by step elements: Open incision with exposure of the abdominal contents, new anastomosis at distal bowel kink site, 180° twist is left uncorrected. Scene 4- Features the following elements from : Surgery- Repair of twist in roux limb. It contains the step by step elements: Resection of 180° twist in proximal bowel, bowel mobilization, and finally creation of a new anastomosis.|
|What attorneys say about MLA and The Doe Report:
|"Thank you for the splendid medical-legal art work you did for us in the
case of a young girl who was blinded by a bb pellet. As a result of your
graphic illustrations of this tragic injury, we were able to persuade the
insurance company to increase their initial offer of $75,000.00 to
$475,000.00, just short of their policy limits.
We simply wanted you to know how pleased we were with your work which, to
repeat, was of superlative character, and to let you know that we would be
more than willing to serve as a reference in case you ever need one. Many
thanks for an extraordinary and dramatic depiction of a very serious injury
which clearly "catapulted" the insurance company's offer to a "full and
fair" amount to settle this case."
Philip C. Coulter
|"Whether it's demonstrating a rotator cuff tear, neck movement a few
milliseconds after rear impact, or a proposed lumbar fusion, the Doe Report
represents an instant on-line database of medical illustration for
health-care and legal professionals.
Illustrations can be purchased 'as is' or modified within hours and sent
either electronically or mounted on posterboard. An illustration is worth a
thousand words, as juries perk up and look intently to capture concepts
that are otherwise too abstract. Start with good illustrations, a clear and
direct voice, a view of the jury as 12 medical students on day one of
training, and your expert testimony becomes a pleasure, even on cross
examination. An experienced trial lawyer should also emphasize these
illustrations at the end of trial, as a means of visually reinforcing key
As a treating physician, I also use these accurate illustrations to educate
my own patients about their medical conditions. The Doe Report is an
invaluable resource, and its authors at MLA have always been a pleasure to
Richard E. Seroussi M.D., M.Sc.
Diplomate, American Boards of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and PM&R
Seattle Spine & Rehabilitation Medicine
|"The illustrations have consistently been well documented, accurate and
timely. Most important though is that the illustrations demonstrate to
juries and claims people the persuasive power of visual communication. Our
firm has achieved multiple eight figure settlements and verdicts over the
past ten years... Medical Legal Art has been there with us on every case."
Thomas C. Jones
Davis, Bethune & Jones, L.L.C.
Kansas City, MO
|"I wanted to take some time out to let you know what a wonderful job you did
with the 'collapsed lung/fractured rib' illustrations. They were both
detailed and accurate. My medical expert was comfortable working with them
and he spent at least an hour explaining to the jury the anatomy of the
lungs, the ribs and the injuries depicted in the illustrations. Needless to
say, the jury was riveted to the doctor during his testimony.
The jury returned a verdict for $800,000.00 and I'm sure we would not have
done so well if not for the visualizations we were able to put forth with
your assistance. Lastly, my special thanks to Alice [Senior Medical
Illustrator] who stayed late on Friday night and patiently dealt with my
last minute revisions."
Daniel J. Costello
Proner & Proner
New York, NY