Medical Illustrator Expert Witness

What is a medical illustrator expert witness?

Medical illustrators are part of a group of professionals known as healthcare scientists who specialise in photography, graphic design, medical art or videography. Using their experience and skills they produce resource materials such as photography and other graphic images for use in patient care, education and teaching. They commonly work within the NHS or private healthcare environments, and the work may take place in clinical spaces such as clinic or operating theatres, as well as a studio. Medical illustrators may also use specialised equipment to produce ophthalmic, ultra-violet, infra-red/thermal and 3D images. Sometimes medical illustrators are required to undertake other photographic duties along with their clinical work, such as public relations photography, location photography, medico-legal photography, and creative studio work.

Medical illustrator expert witness

Medical illustrators working as medical artists use a range of media to produce very detailed and accurate anatomical illustrations and artwork for publication, teaching and research.

Medical illustrators sometimes choose to specialise in specific areas of medicine, such as dental, ophthalmic, surgical or dermatology.

Each of the subspecialties of medical illustration, clinical photography, videography, medical graphic design and medical artist, are protected terms and have their own governing body which ensures a high standard of professional and clinical expertise.

Why might you need to instruct a medical illustrator expert witness?

Medical illustrator expert witnesses are often instructed by the Court to clarify complex medical information. This can be particularly helpful in cases of injury and/or abuse. It can be far clearer and more impactful to have an accurate image of the clinical circumstances, rather than a lengthy description alone. This can clarify the extent and nature of the injuries and elucidate the relevant points. Medical illustrators will often work with other medical experts who can describe the nature of injuries in detail, as well as medical notes and existing images including CT, MRI and Xray, to build up an accurate and detailed image.

Medical illustrators can also create medical animations to help support evidence within a case. Animations are helpful when discussing complex procedures, to reveal the hidden anatomy beneath the skin and to clarify complex conditions. This can be particularly necessary when explaining surgery or detailed injuries.

Medical illustrators working as clinical photographers and/or videographers can also aid the court by building an accurate record which can be used as supporting evidence. This is commonly helpful in:

What experts does Expert Court Reports have?

We have a highly experienced and well-respected medical illustrator expert witness on our panel, Mr Effiong Onoyom.

Mr Effiong Onoyom is a seasoned photographer with years of experience, which has been transferred to healthcare and ophthalmic imaging. Professional focal points include Medicolegal Photography, broadcast, digital media, painting, new media, and advertising. In his working experience, he has been a Clinical Photographer at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, Moorfield Eye Hospital London, University Hospital Coventry, and Imperial College London. He is expert in working within an ophthalmic environment in way of dealing with health and safety, infection control, standard procedures, equipment and software, patient pathway and multi-disciplinary team awareness procedures. Mr Onoyom has undertaken cases concerned with non-accident injuries from assaults, domestic violence and abuse.

Why use Expert Court Reports?

A good medical illustrator expert witness should come with years of clinical experience as well as specific competencies to act as an expert witness. Look for someone who has established expert witness experience. Our medical illustrator expert, Mr Effiong Onoyom, has many years of clinical practice and established experience of acting as an expert witness.

How quickly can you provide a report?

At Expert Court Reports Ltd, we understand the pressures of the legal profession. We recognise that litigation is subject to defined timescales and for this reason, we will be as flexible and accommodating as we are able to be. However, we pride ourselves on not promising work that cannot be reliably delivered within a given timescale. The quality of the evidence which is provided by our experts is subject to review and scrutiny. All expert reports are subject to a detailed and robust proofreading process to ensure that our expert evidence is accurate and expertly formatted.

Instructing an expert witness

If you would like to find out more about how our medical illustrator expert witness could assist you, please call us on 01865 587865, email, or request a quote by completing our online form.