Medical Photography & Personal Injury Legal Evidence Medico-legal Photography in Devon & Cornwall:

I can provide professional medical photography and patient photography for medico-legal evidence purposes in Plymouth, Exeter, Devon and Cornwall and other parts of the South West. I can set up either in my South Devon studio, at the patient's home or at a law firm or medical practice.

I have been trained in medical photography by Dr William Anderson, FRCS, LLM, FFFLM, FBIPP in Medical Photography and establishing a medical photography service.
I have a standard operating procedure (SOP) and certificates which can be provided.

I also have an enhanced DBS disclosure, full insurance, formal professional photography qualifications and I work with discretion and sensitivity using high quality photography equipment and lighting.

The aim is to represent the injury or condition in an unbiased and objective way, showing scale and context of the injuries and as specified by the law firm, medic, insurer or patient.

I am happy to be commissioned by law firms, their clients or by medical or insurance companies to help provide the best patient photography evidence for their cases. I can also provide medical photography for medical training purposes.

Patient Personal Injury Photography, in Devon & Cornwall - Technique

A neutral background is used with colour calibrated equipment and a lighting set up which shows texture without creating excessive shadow. Focal lens of lenses if selected to avoid misleading perspective and attention given to plane of focus and depth of field. Sometimes a telephoto zoom lens is used if the patient isn't comfortable with proximity.

Scale can be demonstrated through use of a "Forensigraph" scale positioned next to the injury, context can be shown with wider shots and a headshot as proof of identity. These types of patient photography are usually captured:

  • Overview and context image - to orientate / appreciate where on the body the injury is. If required a comparison image (eg for feet).
  • Close up image of the injury.
  • Close up image with a measure scale next to the injury.
  • If appropriate and patient is happy to do: Re enactment of position of injury. 
  • Identifier headshot or patient with case ref card.

Medical Photography in DevonImages are shot in RAW format, calibrated for colour etc and no adjustments / retouching is done then supplied within at most 2 to 3 working days in high and low resolution TIFF or JPEG format. The commissioning client (and their patent if required) receive images via download link with license for perpetual unlimited usage for unlimited time.

Patient privacy, space and dignity are always respected as is data protection. An impartial chaperone (not a friend or relative) should be provided for photography of sensitive parts of the body and for under 18s. More details in my SOP.

Gloves and facemask are used during Covid and all scales etc are sanitised, backgrounds and gloves disposed of.

Prices are always bespoke, depending on the requirements and location. Please contact me for a quote and more details. You may also be interested in my commercial photography for medical & scientific clients.

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Example of medico-legal medical photography in Devon of a scar on patient's back (with patient's permission to use here).