Our Tepezza lawsuit lawyers can help if you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with hearing loss after receiving Tepezza injections. If you were given Tepezza for thyroid eye disease and were diagnosed with hearing loss, you should call us immediately.
Our top-rated dangerous drug lawyers provide free, confidential consultations and can help you demand justice. We do not charge any fees unless you receive a settlement.
- What is Tepezza?
- What are Some Side Effects?
- Does Tepezza Cause Hearing Loss?
- How Do I File a Tepezza Lawsuit?
What is Tepezza?
Tepezza is a medication used to treat thyroid eye disease, also known as Graves Eye Disease, and is manufactured by Horizon Pharma USA, Inc.
Thyroid eye disease is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the tissue around the eyes. Symptoms include dry or watery eyes, vision problems, and eye redness.
Tepezza is given as an intervenous injection in a doctor’s office. The medicine is given slowly, the infusion can take 60-90 minutes, and each dose is given once every three weeks for eight total doses. This drug is not meant for long-term treatment.
What Side Effects of Tepezza?
Some common side effects of Tepezza include:
- Stomach cramps
- Loss of bowel control or bowel movements that happen suddenly
- Rectal bleeding
- Muscle spasms
- Hair loss
- Dry skin
- Altered sense of taste
Tepezza also causes some severe side effects, which include:
- Hearing loss
- Sensorineural hearing loss
- Tinnitus, ringing in the ear
- Hypoacusis, difficulty hearing clearly
- Autophony, or hearing your own voice unusually loud
- Infusion reactions
Is Tepezza FDA Approved?
The U.S. Federal Drug Administration first approved Tepezza in January 2020 with orphan status. Orphan status is given to drugs made for rare conditions that don’t have other treatment options, which means they become available on the market sooner and then are studied to prove their safety and efficacy. It also means that Tepezza is the first FDA-approved drug to treat thyroid eye disease.
There were two clinical trials done prior to FDA approval to study the safety of Tepezza. During these clinical trials, some patients reported muscle spasms while taking Tepezza, and there was some hearing loss documented during the studies. It was found that 10% of patients in the clinical trials reported some form of hearing impairment including deafness, eustachian tube dysfunction, hyperacusis, and autophony.
Does Tepezza Cause Hearing Loss?
A recent study from 2021 finds that up to two-thirds of patients who take Tepezza can be affected by hearing loss.
This study included 26 patients who were treated with at least four infusions of Tepezza. 65% of them reported new hearing problems including:
- Hearing loss
- Ringing in the ears
- Ear plugging sensation
There are currently additional studies being conducted to evaluate the long-term effects of Tepezza.
How Do I File a Tepezza Lawsuit?
The first step is to contact a dangerous drug attorney to discuss your case. Our experienced lawyers will listen to your story to determine if you meet the case criteria.
If you suffered hearing loss caused by your use of Tepezza, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Our legal team will request all of your medical records to support your case. These records will prove that you were prescribed the drug and took the dosages prescribed by your doctor.
The records will also show that your hearing loss cannot be attributed to other medical conditions. Once we have full medical support to prove your claim, we will file your lawsuit to demand compensation for your condition.
What is the Criteria to File a Lawsuit?
Our Tepezza lawyers can help if you or someone you care about was diagnosed with hearing loss after the use of Tepezza. The following criteria must be met to participate in a Tepezza lawsuit:
- Diagnosed with hearing loss after first Tepezza injection
- No prior diagnosis of hearing problems
Contact our Tepezza Lawsuit Lawyers
If you or a loved one has used Tepezza and experienced hearing loss, contact Buckfire Law for your free case review. There are time limits to file dangerous drug lawsuits, so it’s best to act as quickly as possible.
We work with a team of the top pharmaceutical lawyers in the United States to help victims of dangerous drugs. Our legal team will review your medical records to determine if you have a case.
If you qualify for a claim, we will start your case immediately. We charge no fees unless we win a settlement.
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