Degloved Foot Illustration Secures $1.2M Settlement
When a piece of heavy machinery crushed an oil rig worker's foot, Attorney Drew Mouton needed help illustrating the extent of his client's injury, which resulted in the amputation of his left leg over multiple surgeries. We prepared Drew with four medical illustrations that helped persuade the opposition to settle in mediation for $1.2M.
Exhibit A: Injury Summary
The first exhibit anchors the case in graphic detail using a visual injury summary to lay the foundation for how the jury would remember the damages. We incorporated a combination of radiographic images and illustrations to help explain the degloved foot injury and toe fractures.
Exhibit B-C: Illustrated Surgery
The next two exhibits illustrate the step-by-step surgical procedures involved in removing infected skin tissue from the foot, and amputating the victim’s fourth and fifth toe joints.
Exhibit D: Final Amputation
The final exhibit drives home the painful reality of the life-altering injury with a medical illustration detailing the final amputation of the victim’s leg.
I certainly think your demonstratives on the injury and surgeries - which we provided during mediation - let them know we were serious about trying the case if necessary.
Drew Mouton, ESQ. - Mouton & Mouton