Shoulder Dystocia: Medical Legal Visualization
This medical legal presentation, co-designed with Tracy Xiang and Contessa Giontsis, was created to support the defendant in a medical malpractice suit involving the delivery of a baby with shoulder dystocia. A timeline at the top depicts the sequence of events that occurred during the labor process. Detailed illustrations below visualize important and complicated events within the timeline. Overall, the presentation aims to show that the defendant's management of the labor process was within the standard of care and that alternative actions would not have guaranteed a better delivery outcome.
Courtroom jury and judge
Prof. Leila Lax
30"×80″ display board
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