Dilantin® is a prescription drug used to prevent seizures. Dilantin® works against seizure-related disorders by slowing down the brain impulses responsible for grand mal seizures and complex partial seizures. The FDA approved the use of Dilantin® as an anti-epileptic medication in 1953. Dilantin® is currently one of the most widely prescribed anti-seizure drugs available. Women taking Dilantin® during pregnancy may be at risk for serious side effects including severe birth defects in their newborn children.


Women often take Dilantin® during pregnancy to prevent seizures. Women taking Dilantin® during pregnancy have witnessed severe birth injuries in their newborn babies more often than mothers who took other anti-seizure medications. The active ingredient in Dilatin®, Phenytoin, is thought to be a major contributing factor to the severe side effects associated with Dilantin® and pregnancy. Phenytoin is classified as a teratogen, which is an agent that might interfere with the development of a fetus. Dilantin® is believed to interrupt the body’s ability to absorb folic acid. Folic acid is critical in the beginning stages of fetal development and in blood cell production.


Dilantin® may be associated with multiple birth defects. Contact a birth injury attorney today if your child or someone you love has experienced one of the following life-threatening Dilantin® birth defects:

  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate
  • Heart Malformations
  • Mental Retardation
  • Growth Retardation
  • Spina Bifida
  • Fetal Hydantoin Syndrome


Start by contacting a Dilantin® attorney right now. We are here to listen, assess, and may be able to make a claim for financial compensation related to your newborn’s birth defect and its connection to the drug, Dilantin®. Call us toll free at 1-855-566-4648 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation today.

We put your needs first and there is absolutely nothing to lose by a simple phone conversation with an experienced case manager in Dilantin® lawsuits. We could potentially make a claim for medical bills or the high expenses of medical care related to your newborn’s birth defect.

We can help you plan your future and relieve some of the burden Dilantin® may have caused. All you need to do is make the first call toll free to Longo Legal at 1-855-566-4648 or complete our contact form and submit your information. Our consultations are free of charge and completely confidential.

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