South Carolina parents may be interested to learn of a news story about an Oregon hospital being sued for medical malpractice. According to the report, a family is suing the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland in connection with the birth procedure of their son performed Sept. 21.
Researchers are starting to understand just how critical it is after birth for premature babies to receive an adequate supply of oxygen. Without a proper supply of oxygen to the "white matter" in the brain, the brain's development can be severely damaged. Indeed, the brain can be damaged so badly that it never really catches up.