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Why Attorneys Need Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX)


I want to thank you for your interest in Digital Motion X-Ray technology and personally welcome you to the DMX of Michigan website.  DMX of Michigan is one of three offices in the state that offers Digital Motion X-Ray diagnostics for personal injury victims.  Whether you are you trying to prove and document a personal injury case for insurance purposes,  determine moderate or severe spinal ligamentous injuries (commonly known as whiplash), or build a clear-cut case; accurate diagnostics is a must.

The Digital Motion X-Ray is rapidly becoming a diagnostic must-have for providing convincing and accurate evidence to support fair jury verdicts for injury victims. Being an active field practitioner for 30 years has allowed me to read diagnostic x-ray imaging and determine the extent and nature of injuries where others have failed.
Please click here to watch the DMX in action.  For more information on this vital technology, our website has many frequently asked questions,  links to research and articles written by other experts, doctors, and attorneys.

Why Chose DMX?

Informational Resources

DMX diagnostics, when properly presented by educated attorneys, can yield increased settlement amounts in personal injury cases. Click here to view a Summary of Insurance Settlements Using DMX to Prove Ligamentous Injuries.

DMX is expert scientific evidence that helps objectively quantify permanent injury.  Click here to view the first appellate decision recognizing the validity of DMX in a jury trial.

Attorney Don Chaney is a pioneer in the use of DMX in personal injury cases.  Click here to read his article on using DMX to prove connective tissue injuries.

Extensive clinical research has been published on DMX as a diagnostic tool. Click here to view selected publications.

Understanding the severity of soft tissue injuries can help build a stronger case in personal injury trials.  Click here to read an excerpt that expands on soft tissue injuries, defines various types of injury and explains how DMX can demonstrate these injuries in video.

Diagnostic Case Study

In January 2001, a 19-year-old woman was involved in an SUV rollover crash.  After several days in the hospital she was discharged. Her ongoing headaches, neck pain, and increased pain with movement were undiagnosed by static x-rays, MRI and CT. In August 2001, a digital motion x-ray was performed on the patient.  The DMX study revealed several levels of cervical instability and vertebral abnormalities including, but not limited to, severe unilateral translation at C1on C2, multiple levels of capsular ligament damage , possible compression fractures, and interspinous and longitudinal ligamentous injuries.

A follow-up DMX study was done prior to going to mediation in January 2002 that revealed even greater translational instability of C1on C2 caused by alar and accessory ligament damage, and facet joint instability caused by capsular ligament damage. The neurosurgeon stated that the DMX findings demonstrated the underlying cause of the patient’s chronic neck pain and headaches. He also stated that because the ligament injuries were permanent, the patient would likely experience neck pain and headaches during her lifetime. As a result of this objective evidence offered by DMX, her insurance company settled at mediation in June 2002 for $750,000. They originally offered her nothing because they didn’t believe she was injured.

Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX) helps attorneys take control of their depositions, arbitrations, mediations, and courtroom presentations by allowing them to objectively identify injuries that could never be seen before!

Attorneys must show proof of injury in order for their client to receive the compensation they deserve. Before digital motion x-ray, many attorneys settled for a much lesser amount because it was hard to prove ligament damage with static x-ray, MRI and CT . But now, with demonstrable evidence of the patient’s permanent injury, attorneys are receiving policy limits, and sometimes even more, for their client’s settlements.

Many standard tests, such as static x-ray, MRI and CT are unable to detect these types of ligament injuries commonly caused from whiplash. Contact our office today to learn more!