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Bariatric Operations - Medical Animation

 

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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.

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"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
Coulter &Coulter
Roanoke, VA

"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 concepts covered.

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 work with."

Richard E. Seroussi M.D., M.Sc.
Diplomate, American Boards of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and PM&R
Seattle Spine & Rehabilitation Medicine
www.seattlespine.info

"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
www.dbjlaw.net

"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."

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Proner & Proner
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