Articles by William Jacobson

Determining the Timing of a Brain Injury in the Newborn: What We Can Learn from Brain Imaging – Part Two

by William Jacobson | March 23rd, 2015

A brain imaging study, such as an ultrasound, CAT scan, or MRI, can help answer questions about the timing of a birth injury. One of the issues commonly argued in medical-legal cases involving an infant asphyxiated at birth is whether a brain injury occurred before or during labor and delivery. In an infant hypoxic-ischemic event […]

Determining the Cause of Brain Injury in the Newborn: What We Can Learn from Brain Imaging – Part One

by William Jacobson | March 11th, 2015

Physicians can be vague when asked, “What is the cause of my baby’s brain injury?” A common response is, “We will never really know.” But with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, there may be an answer. The pattern of brain imaging on an MRI can often be helpful in determining when a brain […]

The Risks Of A Tonsillectomy

by William Jacobson | March 3rd, 2015

Tonsillectomies are surgical procedures that have been routinely performed in the United States for many years. The procedure involves the removal or partial removal of the tonsils from the throat. Common reasons why a tonsillectomy might be necessary include: Repeated tonsillitis Frequent middle ear infections Abscess in the area of the tonsil Obstructive sleep apnea […]