We welcome all types of experts to write posts for our blog. The following post is written by Marc Glickstein, MD, FACR, a radiologist with over 25 years of clinical experience in the field and in providing such exhibits to the legal profession. He is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and completed his diagnostic radiology training at the University of Pennsylvania. A background in photography, as well as having authored multiple scholarly journal articles, has also contributed to his abilities and interest in this area.
Radiological Demonstrative Evidence
Radiology is a critical component of most medical care. As a consequence of this, legal cases in which individuals are claiming injuries will frequently have imaging studies as a central aspect of the record. Demonstrative evidence can be used as an
important instrument in helping to lay the proper foundation for creating a compelling and memorable argument in the presentation of a legal case.
Demonstrative evidence is evidence in the form of a representation of an object that helps to illustrate a concept or assist an expert witness’ testimony. This is as opposed to real evidence, testimony, or other forms of evidence used at trial.