Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Illustrating the Severity of Concussions
A Traumatic Brain Injury can be the result of a variety of activities. In vehicular incidents, they are all too common, and can frequently be very serious. Regrettably, movies and television have desenstized people to the seriousness of a blow to the head. Sometimes, what it takes to get through to a jury is an animation showing the consequences of a direct blow to the head.
A brain hemorrhage can be a devastating catastrophe. However, portraying the extent of damages and how they occurred to a jury can be a very challenging undertaking. Fortunately, an animation can streamline the information transfer process and provide clarity to even the most complicated cases.
Missed Brain Tumor Diagnosis
A missed diagnosis of a brain tumor can lead to surgery much more severe than what may have originally been necessary. This animation shows what the tumor looked like inside the brain.
This is what a stroke would actually look like inside the brain.
This particular view compares and contrasts what a tumor and stroke would look like according to a doctor, and cements in the mind how different they are.
This is shown to emphasize the difference between a stroke and a tumor, and to highlight how the doctor was negligent enough to mistake the two.
Mild Direct Impact Injury
This animation brings a new frame of reference to what it’s like to see somebody receive a blow to the head. There is fluid surrounding the brain to keep it from being damaged from minor bumps and shaking, but the fluid is not sufficient to fully protect the brain fom serious impact.
Severe Direct Impact Injury
A popular misconception about a TBI is that the side of the impact is the only place in the brain that sustains an injury. This is incorrect, because the excessive force causes the brain to bounce back inside the skull and is damaged on the side of the impact as well as the opposite side.
Acceleration - Deceleration Injury
Similarly to a severe direct impact, a rapid acceleration or deceleration could cause trauma to the brain on opposite sides. Typically this can result from hard breaking to avoid an incident, but may also be a product of unexpected acceleration.
No modern action/adventure movie is complete without a bomb going off and a person being thrown in the air to land on the ground several yards away. Typically, after shaking their head a little bit, the protagonist is able to get right up and go on with their day. This animation shows that pressure waves from a blast can cause very serious implications as a result of being near an explosion. Lifelong consequences are likley to follow if someone is close enough to an explosion to be pushed by the shock wave.
Most of modern society receives their information via visual and written media, if not exclusively visual. For some people, this extends to learning to the extent that the only way the person can learn is if they’re able to see it with their eyes. This presents a problem for the way most trials transpire. At least a few members of the jury are likely to consider themselves visual learners and will struggle to keep up with the vast amounts of complex information that’s being presented.
The best solution to this problem is to include a visual aid. Allan Barsky said in his book, Clinicians in Court:
“As noted throughout this volume, the purpose of providing evidence at a trial is to educate the judge or jury about the facts in a case. As the saying goes, “Seeing is believing,” so using visual aids in courtroom presentations can have a critical impact on the decision makers. Seeing a torn piece of clothes may be more convincing than just hearing about it.”
Barsky, A. (2012). Clinicians in Court (2nd ed.). The Guilford Press
Our cutting-edge animation technology paired with some of the most talented medical experts in the country has allowed us to become industry leaders in creating medical illustrations. We have a team of certified medical illustrators, medical practitioners, and 3D modeling engineers that can recreate any kind of surgery or injury in astonishing detail.
We’ve worked with some of the top attorneys and expert witnesses in the country, and have produced animations so precise, that they have been admitted as substantive evidence, not just demonstrative. A neutral expert witness in a particularly challenging case testified that our animation was exactly what he saw when he performed surgery on the plaintiff after the defendant misdiagnosed the plaintiff.
Medical Imaging Modeled in 3D with Perfection
“Over 2 decades I have used several animation firms nationwide to prepare medical animations based upon diagnostic imaging, e.g., x-rays, CT’s, and MRI’s. The work product was always acceptable, but never up to state-of-the-art standards for cutting-edge animation – until now.
I reached out to Fox-AE after receiving an email from their Marketing Director. The email included a link to an exemplar animation. After viewing the animation, I knew that I wanted to give Fox-AE a chance. I arranged to have the Fox-AE animation engineer fly in to meet our neuroradiology expert and review the MRI together. From there, the engineer worked with the expert to ensure that the animation was an exact match with the MRI. The result was stunning in every respect. The precision with which the animator accurately captured the MRI was without peer. Every person who has seen the animation is struck by its detail and flow. First-rate in every respect. Use Fox-AE whenever possible – your client and the jury will thank you. Opposing counsel will not.”
Malouf & Nockels, LLP
Fox Animation Engineering - Industry Leader for Legal Graphics
The overwhelming satisfaction of our clients is living proof that we’re the best in the business for animated engineering. Ultimately, we’re here to streamline the information transfer process from you to the jury. No matter the kind of injury or the circumstances surrounding the incident, we can render a compelling representation that will leave your audience stunned.