Using a Spine Anatomy Model in a Court of Law

Using a Spine Anatomy Model in a Court

Each year, tens of thousands of personal injury suits are filed in courts around the world. In some instances, these cases are easy to win if the evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of the injured. In other instances, proving the injury and pinning the blame on the responsible negligent party can be quite difficult. It’s essential for the prosecuting attorney to pull out all the proverbial stops to make the judge and/or jury understand that someone else is responsible for his client’s suffering.

Personal injury cases very often involve spine injuries. Some of these injuries are the result of a slip-and-fall accident while others might be associated with an automobile crash or perhaps even an act of violence. Regardless of the reason for the injury, however, it’s clear that serious spinal injuries can be devastating to the victim and his or her family, so it’s up to the attorney for the plaintiff to do everything necessary to achieve a positive result.

As with most kinds of lawsuits, the attorney in a personal injury cases will need some tools to help convince the powers-that-be that his/her client deserves compensation for their injuries. One of these “tools” might be an expert witness, such as a doctor, who can attest to the fact that the plaintiff is indeed injured and why the injury occurred. For this task, the medical professional often requires some help. Usually, this “help” comes in the form of drawings, posters, or photographs, but nothing speaks louder than a realistic spine anatomy model that can truly show the intricacies of a spine injury.

Dynamic Disc Designs (ddd) offers such a spine anatomy model. As a matter of fact, ddd offers a huge selection of models that have been successfully employed in courts of law to prove injury. Because the models are so detailed and realistic, it’s easy to help a jury or judge understand the intricate workings of the spine.

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These ddd models, like the Academic LxH – one of the company’s best-selling options – can literally put the spine in the hands of those who truly need to understand what took place to cause the plaintiff’s injuries. The spine anatomy model can be passed from juror to juror, for example, in order to prompt better understanding of the reason for the lawsuit, and each individual will leave the courtroom with a better understanding of this complex part of the body and the ability to make the right decision.

“We used one of your spine models on a two level cervical fusion case during a trial in Denver County District Court in January of this year,” notes attorney Jason W. Jordan. “We obtained a verdict [of] over 2 million dollars.”

“It was extremely helpful to explain to the jury the nature of the anatomy and the extent of the injuries involved,” he noted. “My expert used this model during his examination and it was helpful in my verdict, for sure.  Specifically, the model I used has a built in annular tear into a spine model.  As you load the disc with your hands, you can see the nucleus exit the disc and impact the nerves.  Everyone in that courtroom understood the injury at that moment.”

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