Finding a Philadelphia Tepezza lawsuit attorney is very important if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with hearing loss after receiving a Tepezza injection. Tepezza is used to treat Thyroid Eye Disease, which is a rare immune system disorder that attacks the tissues and muscles near the eye. However, thousands of people around the country are filing claims stating that this drug caused them to have hearing loss, tinnitus, and other hearing issues.
In this article, Kwartler Manus will go over the prescription called Tepezza, the risks of hearing loss, and how to find a Philadelphia Tepezza lawsuit attorney.
Call Kwartler Manus, LLC at (267) 457-5570 to find out what our firm can do for you.
Tepezza is a prescription medicine that is known to treat Thyroid Eye Disease. It is created by Horizon Pharmaceuticals Inc. and given as an injection by a health care provider every few weeks.
People who are diagnosed with Thyroid Eye Disease usually experience symptoms such as dry eyes, watery eyes, puffy skin around the eyes, red eyes, and even vision loss. Most people who have Thyroid Eye Disease also have thyroid issues, such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
These symptoms can become irritating to patients, so it is common to seek out treatment options. Physicians usually take about 60-90 minutes to fully administer Tepezza, and patients who complete the treatment plan typically undergo a total of eight injections.
There are several side effects listed on Tepezza medication bottles, which include:
However, there are other side effects reported that are not mentioned on the warning labels, such as:
There are several studies still being conducted to determine the long-term side effects of taking Tepezza.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Tepezza at the beginning of 2020. It was given orphan status, which means it is for patients with rare health conditions, such as Thyroid Eye Disease, that do not have any other treatment options.
Prescription medications that are given orphan status typically become available to patients quickly and then are studied to determine their safety after becoming available. Tepezza was the first FDA-approved prescription for Thyroid Eye Disease. However, during the clinical trials reported by the FDA, 10 percent of patients experienced hearing impairment. The report stated that these hearing impairments included “deafness, eustachian tube dysfunction, hyperacusis, hypoacusis, and autophony.”
It is very important that you find the right Tepezza lawsuit attorney. Many attorneys will claim that they can help you with this type of case. However, there are several qualities you should look for before ultimately choosing a lawyer to handle your Tepezza case. The following are a few of the important qualities to look for:
When searching for the best lawyer for your case, make sure you ask questions about their experience, similar cases they have handled, payment arrangements, and more. This will help you determine if they are the right fit.
If you have used Tepezza and experienced hearing impairment, contact Kwartler Manus at your earliest convenience. We will review your case and let you know what the next steps will be. To get started with the process, call our office at (267) 457-5570 or fill out our contact form.