Illustration justified the cost of operations by demonstrating their anatomical complexity
What started as a verbal argument between two individuals resulted in the complete severing of the hand of one by a stroke from a machete wielded by the other. The hand remained attached to the body by a sliver of skin on the inside of the wrist. The victim/plaintiff has regained grasp-and-pinch and merely some scars around the wrist, lower arm and palm of the hand that attest to the injury. The purpose of the illustrations (20 illustrations total), was to show what happened, A, and to explain the series of painful and costly series of operations that he had to endure, B. The illustrations were drawn from the operative reports in the medical records supplied by the attorney and were completed with the help and guidance of the surgeon who performed them. The only way the problem could be shown visually was to have used my talents to reconstruct both the original injury as well as the sequence of operative procedures that followed.