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Parents trust that medical professionals will deliver their baby safely and professionally. However, it’s an unfortunate reality that doctors or medical personnel sometimes make mistakes in the labor or birthing process. These mistakes, caused by the doctor’s negligence or inadequacy, can lead to a range of complications, injuries, or illnesses in the baby, some of which are fatal or life-threatening.  

What Is Birth Injury?

By definition, a birth injury occurs when a baby suffers from preventable trauma, usually during the birthing process. Birth injury cases arise from several preventable circumstances, including obstetrician error, trauma caused by birthing equipment, or misadministration of certain drugs.

Parents want their newborn to be safe and healthy, not the victim of a doctor’s mistake or negligence. Our expert Nashville attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner understand how devastating, difficult, and confusing a birth injury can be. Improper prenatal care or mistakes made by a medical professional during delivery can alter the course of a baby’s life and leave their family looking for answers.

If you are coping with the tragic effects of your child’s birth injury, you don’t have to do so alone. Steinger, Greene & Feiner will help you answer the difficult questions and work to hold medical personnel accountable for their negligent actions. Visit our Nashville birth injury FAQ section for more information and contact Steinger, Greene & Feiner today.  

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Steinger, Greene & Feiner attorneys are trained, knowledgeable, and adept in proving medical fault in birth injury cases. To recover compensation in these cases, an attorney must prove without a doubt that a doctor, hospital, or healthcare provider is to blame for a child’s birth injury by failing to provide reasonable care. Logically, if a medical professional with the same background and knowledge would not have made the same mistake as the at-fault provider, then the at-fault provider can be held accountable for substandard care or negligence.

Our Steinger, Greene & Feiner attorneys in Nashville will fight for compensation to pay for your child’s medical bills, as well as payment for pain and suffering and emotional distress. Steinger, Greene & Feiner attorneys have represented tens of thousands of injured clients.   


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Causes of Nashville Birth Injuries

While there are numerous causes of birth injuries, the following result from negligence or malpractice on behalf of the medical professional. This is not a comprehensive list, and you should consult your doctor with concerns or see a full list of potential causes.

First, birth injuries can be grouped into two main categories:

  • Trauma as a result of external force; and
  • Oxygen deprivation to the brain.

The following causes fall under one or the other of these categories. Consult your doctor with questions or concerns.

  • An obstetrician’s failure to diagnose prenatal problems like placental abruption, preeclampsia, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), or a maternal infection like toxoplasmosis.
  • Aggressive use of birthing equipment like forceps or vacuum extractor.
  • Inappropriate or excessive administration of Pitocin (Oxytocin, a labor-inducing drug).
  • Failure to promptly perform a cesarean section (C-section).
  • Obstetrician or hospital’s failure to recognize and respond to critical changes of mother and baby during birth such as a uterine rupture, misinterpretation of fetal heart monitors, and failure to recognize fetal distress). 

Types of Nashville Birth Injuries

The above causes can lead to serious and potentially fatal birth injuries. Below, you will find a list of common birth injury cases that our attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner handle. Contact our Nashville office today for more information.  

  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Depressed skull fractures and other bone fractures
  • Perinatal asphyxia
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Stillbirth/death

If your child has suffered a preventable birth injury, remember that Steinger, Greene & Feiner are here to assist you. We will investigate, evaluate, and fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve.  


According to Health Grades, 28,000 birth injuries occur in the United States per year. That’s 2,333 birth injuries per month, 538 per week, 76 per day, and 3 per hour.  

Why Choose Us?

Steinger, Greene & Feiner is an experienced, dedicated law firm in Nashville that provides the best possible legal counsel to our clients. We have tens of thousands of successful cases under our belt, and we will fight to award you with rightful compensation. Contact our Nashville office today to learn more.  

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A commonly seen statistic published by Birth Injury Guide reports that for every 1,000 babies born in the U.S., 6 to 8 of them will be born with a birth injury.

Birth injuries can happen to any baby if a doctor or medical professional makes an error. However, certain demographics do have higher instances of birth injury cases, including:
  • Women from low-income communities
  • Women from rural communities
  • Women with limited access to quality healthcare