People diagnosed with Thyroid Eye Disease are receiving injections to relieve their symptoms. Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is a rare immune system disease that attacks the muscles around the eyes. As a result, people with this disease typically have puffy, red, watery, or dry eyes.
In 2020, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug, Tepezza, to alleviate these symptoms. However, many patients who took Tepezza injections for their TED now have hearing impairment, hearing loss, or other hearing problems that they did not have before taking this drug.
If you have been diagnosed with hearing problems after a doctor has given you a Tepezza injection, you may be able to join a class action lawsuit against Horizon Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of this medication. Kwartler Manus LLC will explain how we can help you do this in this article.
About the Tepezza Lawsuits
Physicians around the country have been giving Tepezza injections as a form of treatment for TED. However, they were not warned about the hearing effects that this medication could cause patients who took it. In fact, in August 2022, Daniel Weibel filed one of the first lawsuits against Horizon Pharmaceuticals because he was given Tepezza injections in 2020 and experienced permanent hearing loss afterwards. Unfortunately, Weibel was not the only patient to experience this issue as thousands of similar lawsuits began emerging around the United States.
Horizon Pharmaceuticals did not include hearing impairments, tinnitus, or hearing loss on its warning labels. This is a big deal because consumers expected to alleviate the symptoms of their other health issue, but they instead received new health problems from taking a medicine that was prescribed to them. Therefore, Horizon Pharmaceuticals placed profit over their consumers’ health by choosing to ignore the hearing issues Tepezza could cause.
Tepezza Side Effects
Even though Horizon Pharmaceuticals did not give warnings about the hearing risks associated with Tepezza, it did list several side effects that patients may experience while taking this medication. The following are a few of the side effects listed:
· Changes in blood sugar
- Changes in blood sugar
- Hair loss
- Feeling tired or drowsy
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle spasms
- Stomach cramps
- Dry skin
- Rectal bleeding
Here are the hearing side effects that patients experienced that were not listed on the warning label:
- Tinnitus or ringing of the ears
- Hearing sensitivities
- Muffled hearing
- Amplified hearing
- Feeling like ears are clogged or plugged
- Temporary or permanent hearing loss
How to Join a Tepezza Class Action Lawsuit
If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss as a result of taking Tepezza infusions, a New Jersey personal injury attorney from Kwartler Manus can help you join a class action lawsuit. This type of lawsuit is when several people enter a lawsuit together to stand up against the same company that caused them harm.
Our attorneys will schedule your consultation and find out if you have a viable claim that we can enter into a class action lawsuit. We will listen to your experience with Tepezza, answer any questions you may have about the legal process, start gathering the evidence we need, and prepare to build a strong case against Horizon Pharmaceuticals. Our lawyers believe there is strength in numbers, and we will do everything in our power to fight for the compensation that you and other victims of this medication deserve.
Get in Touch with Kwartler Manus LLC to Join a Tepezza Class Action Lawsuit Today
Kwartler Manus is an experienced and dedicated law firm that believes our clients should not go through these difficult circumstances alone. We will make sure you understand everything going on with your case as well as guide you through each step and challenge along the way. If you would like to discuss the possibility of joining a Tepezza class action lawsuit, please reach out to a New Jersey personal injury attorney at Kwartler Manus LLC today. You can call our office at (267) 457-5570 or fill out this contact form to get started.