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[2024 Update] Tepezza Lawsuit | Tepezza Hearing Loss Lawsuit

You may be eligible to file a Tepezza Lawsuit if you or a loved one took Tepezza and subsequently suffered permanent hearing loss or tinnitus.

Thyroid Eye Disease Medication Linked to Permanent Hearing Loss.

Key takeaways:

  • The Tepezza lawsuit claims that Horizon Therapeutics failed to warn patients about the potential risks and side effects of the drug, leading to hearing loss and other problems, such as tinnitus.

  • Tepezza, approved by the FDA in 2020, is used to treat Thyroid Eye Disease (TED), but some patients have reported hearing issues after its use.

  • TorHoerman Law is actively investigating claims and helping affected individuals seek compensation for their injuries.

Most Recent Updates:

  • The Tepezza MDL has expanded significantly, with 117 new cases added in just one month, highlighting increasing concerns over the drug's potential side effects.

  • The lawsuit focus on the allegations that Horizon Therapeutics did not provide sufficient warnings about Tepezza's risks, particularly regarding hearing loss.

  • Individuals experiencing permanent hearing loss or other adverse health effects after using Tepezza are urged to seek legal consultation, with options for a free assessment to determine eligibility for joining the litigation.

Tepezza Hearing Loss Lawsuit Overview

Tepezza (Teprotumumab), a medication used to treat thyroid eye disease (TED), has been linked to potentially permanent hearing loss or tinnitus in recent scientific studies.

Legal action is being strategized by our attorneys for Horizon Therapeutics’ failure to properly warn patients of potential hearing loss side effects.

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You may be eligible to file a Tepezza Lawsuit if you or a loved one took Tepezza and subsequently suffered permanent hearing loss or tinnitus.

Contact TorHoerman Law for a free legal consultation today, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify for a Tepezza Lawsuit instantly.

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Lawsuit Updates

May 24, 2024

The Tepezza Hearing Loss Lawsuit is ongoing and our lawyers continue to accept new clients. 

Tepezza, used for treating Thyroid Eye Disease, has been linked to serious side effects, including hearing loss and tinnitus.

Horizon Therapeutics, the manufacturer, faces allegations of not adequately warning patients about the potential risks of hearing impairment associated with Tepezza.

Patients have reported sudden or gradual hearing loss after starting treatment with Tepezza, which, in some cases, has been irreversible.

Tepezza potentially reduces the blood flow to the auditory system, damaging the inner ear’s hair cells essential for hearing.

This vascular effect can impair hearing, sometimes severely or irreversibly.

Key evidence in Tepezza hearing loss cases includes medical documentation of hearing conditions before and after Tepezza administration, audiometric test results, and records of Tepezza dosage and treatment duration.

Our Tepezza Lawyers estimate that the average Tepezza settlement may range between $75,000 and over 200,000 depending on individual circumstances and the direction of the litigation as a whole.

If you or a loved one took Tepezza and has subsequently suffered hearing loss (permanent loss or partial loss), tinnitus, or other hearing damage, you may be eligible to file a Tepezza Lawsuit.

Contact TorHoerman Law for a free legal consultation, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file a Tepezza Lawsuit instantly.

May 24, 2024
May 1, 2024

The Tepezza lawsuit is ongoing. 

A total of 113 cases are pending in the Tepezza Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation according to the most recent filings.

12 new cases were sent to the MDL in the past month.

The lawsuit claims that Tepezza causes serious side effects, including hearing loss and other auditory issues.

Tepezza is a treatment for thyroid eye disease.

Plaintiffs claim that Horizon Therapeutics, the manufacturer of Tepzza, failed to

adequately warn patients and healthcare providers about these potential risks.

If you or a loved one has suffered hearing loss or hearing as a result of Tepezza usage, contact us today for a free consultation. 

You can also use the chatbot on this page for an instant case evaluation.

May 1, 2024

What is Tepezza?

Tepezza is a drug used to treat Thyroid Eye Disease (TED), produced by drug manufacturer Horizon Therapeutics.

Tepezza’s “mechanism of action” is to block IGF-1R, a protein found on the surface of human cells and a key driver of Thyroid Eye Disease (TED).

By doing so, symptoms of TED are reduced, such as swelling, inflammation, double vision, blurred vision and other vision problems.

Tepezza Linked to Hearing Related Side Effects

Tepezza received FDA approval in January 2020.

There were two clinical trials conducted in Europe and the United States with over 170 participants diagnosed with Thyroid Eye Disease (TED).

What is Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)?

Thyroid Eye Disease is an eye disorder that causes swelling and inflammation to muscles, fatty tissue and connective tissue surrounding the eyes.

Thyroid Eye Disease is an autoimmune condition:

A condition that causes a person’s immune system to attack their own body.

Graves Disease is closely related to Thyroid Eye Disease.

Graves Eye Disease is an autoimmune condition that impacts a person’s eyes, thyroid and skin.

Graves Disease can cause hyperthyroidism (production of too many thyroid hormones) or hypothyroidism (lack of thyroid hormones), leading to major health problems including vision damage.

How is Tepezza Administered?

Tepezza is delivered through an injection.

Tepezza infusions, completed by a healthcare provider, are given once every three weeks.

Eight total Tepezza infusions are prescribed for people suffering from Thyroid Eye Disease.

According to medical experts at Drugs.com:

The Tepezza dose is 10 milligrams per kilograms (mg/kg) for the first dose.

The following seven (7) doses are an IV infusion of 20 mg/kg given every three (3) weeks.

What are Tepezza’s Possible Side Effects?

What are Tepezza's Possible Side Effects?

According to the FDA, possible side effects of Tepezza include:

  • Infusion reactions
  • Worsening of inflammatory bowel disease
  • High blood sugar
  • Muscle spasms
  • Hair loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Change in taste
  • Headache

Outside of the listed side effects, there are potential hearing loss and tinnitus related side effects associated with the Thyroid Eye Disease drug.

Studies Show Potentially Permanent Hearing Damage in Tepezza Users

Research studies have found that a shocking percentage of patients who received Tepezza infusions suffered from hearing loss, tinnitus and other hearing problems.

Initial studies found that hearing related side effects only impacted around 10% of those who received Tepezza infusions.

In more recent studies, such as one published by the Endocrine Society, up to 65% of patients experienced hearing loss or hearing problems.

Studies Show Potentially Permanent Hearing Damage in Tepezza Users

The hearing problems suffered by Tepezza patients are serious:

“Of the 17 patients with new hearing symptoms, four had new or worsening sensorineural hearing loss, a type of hearing loss resulting from damaged hair cells in the inner ear. Three patients had patulous eustachian tube, a disorder in which the channel that runs between the middle ear and back of the nose and throat stays open. Normally, these eustachian tubes remain closed and open only occasionally to regulate air pressure around the ear drum. After three months, symptoms of patulous eustachian tube improved, but did not completely disappear. Two patients with sensorineural hearing loss had improvement in symptoms at one and six months.”

Filing a Tepezza Lawsuit

If you or a loved one took Tepezza to treat Thyroid Eye Disease and subsequently suffered from hearing related side effects, you may be eligible to file a claim.

If you do qualify for a Tepezza Lawsuit, there are some steps our legal team recommends taking.

Filing a Tepezza Lawsuit

These steps include gathering evidence and assessing damages, both of which an experienced dangerous drug attorney can help you with.

Your Tepezza Lawyer will also guide you through the civil lawsuit process entirely.

Gathering Evidence for a Tepezza Lawsuit

Evidence is extremely important in dangerous drug lawsuits.

Lawsuits are won and lost based on the quality of evidence available, so it’s important that you retain all relevant documentation pertaining to your potential Tepezza lawsuit.

Gathering Evidence for a Tepezza Lawsuit

Evidence in Tepezza Lawsuits may include:

  • Medical records
  • Personal testimony on hearing loss or tinnitus
  • Proof of costs related to injuries or hearing problems
  • Medical bills and receipts, such as purchase records for hearing aids
  • Tepezza prescription information

Assessing Damages for a Tepezza Lawsuit

Damages refer to the total economic and non-economic losses incurred as a result of an injury.

Assessing Damages for a Tepezza Lawsuit

In Tepezza hearing loss lawsuits, damages may include the following:

  • Medical costs and bills
  • Pain and suffering, mental health effects
  • Lost wages or income
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent disability
  • Other damages

Projected Tepezza Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

Hearing Loss Lawsuits involving the medication Tepezza may be resolved through settlement negotiations with the drug manufacturer.

Tepezza Lawyers estimate that the average Tepezza settlement may range between $75,000 and over $200,000 depending on factors present in an individual’s case.

Factors that may influence a Tepezza settlement can include: 

  • Strength of the claim
  • Available evidence
  • Extent of injuries
  • Damages incurred
  • Medical expenses
  • Other individual factors

These Tepezza payout projections are by no means a guarantee of compensation in the Tepezza Lawsuit, they are merely estimations based on settlements in mass tort lawsuits involving dangerous medications.

Contact a Tepezza Lawyer from TorHoerman Law today for insight on your case and legal options.

You can use the chatbot on this page for a free and instant case evaluation, and to get in touch with our Tepezza Attorneys today.

TorHoerman Law: Accepting Clients for the Tepezza Lawsuit

TorHoerman Law is investigating the Tepezza Lawsuit and strategizing the best way to seek financial compensation for people suffering from hearing related side effects of the drug.

Our law firm has decades of experience handling dangerous drug lawsuits and representing victims who have been injured at no fault of their own.

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If you or a loved one took Tepezza and has susbequently suffered hearing loss (permanent loss or partial loss), tinnitus, or other hearing damage, you may be eligible to file a Tepezza Lawsuit.

Contact TorHoerman Law for a free legal consultation, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file a Tepezza Lawsuit instantly.

Our goal is to hold Horizon Pharmaceuticals liable for any hearing related problems suffered by users of the drug and seek financial compensation for victims who have suffered.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does Tepezza Cause Hearing Loss?

    Yes.

    Scientific research has shown that Tepezza infusions can result in the following hearing problems:

    • Permanent hearing loss
    • Partial hearing loss
    • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
    • Sensorineural hearing loss
    • Patulous Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (a condition that blocks the tubes connecting the middle ears to the upper throat)
    • Increased sensitivity to sound
    • A sensation of the ears feeling full or plugged

  • Is There a Tepezza Hearing Loss Lawsuit?

    The first Tepezza Hearing Loss Lawsuit was filed in late August 2022.

    This lawsuit, filed by plaintiff David Weibel in the US District Court: Northern District of Illinois, alleges that the use of Tepezza to treat his Thyroid Eye Disease caused permanent hearing loss.

    The complaint filed by the attorneys representing David Weibel states that Horizon Therapeutics ignored relevant safety concerns relating to hearing loss and hearing related side effects.

    More Tepezza lawsuits are expected to be filed by other plaintiffs who have suffered hearing loss or tinnitus as a result of using Tepezza.

  • What is the Average Tepezza Settlement Amount?

    Lawyers estimate that the average Tepezza settlement amount may range between $75,000 to over $200,000 depending on the strength of a case and an individual’s circumstances.

    These settlement projections are merely estimations based on prior results in mass tort cases involving dangerous medications.

    Settlement projections are by no means a guarantee of compensation in the Tepezza Lawsuit.

    Contact an experienced Tepezza Lawyer for insight on your case.

    TorHoerman Law offers free consultations to all potential clients.

    You can also use the chatbot on this page to find out if you qualify for the Tepezza Lawsuit instantly.

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