Tepezza is a medication given by doctors to treat Thyroid Eye Disease. The medication is given in the form of injections every three weeks. Recently, its manufacturer, Horizon Pharmaceuticals, has been involved in lawsuits with several patients. These patients claim that the injections led to permanent hearing loss, tinnitus, or other serious hearing issues.
In this article, Kwartler Manus LLC will explain the dangers of Tepezza and how you can recover compensation for your losses.
What Is Tepezza and What Are the Dangers Associated with It?
Tepezza is a prescription used to treat a rare autoimmune disease called Thyroid Eye Disease. People who have this disease typically experience dry eyes, red eyes, watery eyes, and puffy skin around the eyes. Tepezza is given to reduce these symptoms.
There were two clinical trials conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which led to the approval of Tepezza for Thyroid Eye Disease in 2020. It is currently the first and only FDA-approved drug to treat this disease.
There are several negative side effects listed on the warning labels of Tepezza, including the following:
- Muscle spasms
- Stomach cramps
- Weight loss
- Dry skin
- Change of taste
- Blood sugar issues
- Hair loss
However, the Endocrine Society conducted a study and released the results, which stated that several participants experienced hearing loss after taking Tepezza. The study followed around and evaluated the symptoms experienced by 26 patients that had taken at least four injections of this medication. Here are the results of the study:
- 65 percent of patients reported otologic symptoms
- 29 percent reported autophony or hearing their own voice very loudly
- 27 percent reported tinnitus or ringing in the ears
- 23 percent reported subjective hearing loss
- 12 percent reported their ears feeling clogged or plugged
Unfortunately, Horizon Pharmaceuticals Inc. did not notify physicians, patients, or the public about these harmful effects caused by Tepezza. This led to thousands of lawsuits being filed as many patients have experienced hearing issues due to taking this drug.
How Can You Recover Compensation?
If you have taken Tepezza and experience hearing loss, you may be eligible to receive compensation to cover your damages. Some of your damages may include medical bills, lost wages, daily services and expenses, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and more.
To determine if you have a viable claim and how much compensation you may receive, you must schedule a meeting with a Philadelphia personal injury attorney. Your attorney will listen to the details of your experience with Tepezza and let you know if your claim will be successful. If it is considered a successful claim, you will begin working with your attorney to gather information and evidence that will help your case. Some forms of evidence that you may need are witness statements, physician testimonies, and medical records.
The following are the two main factors that Kwartler Manus will be looking for when speaking to you:
1. You have been diagnosed with Thyroid Eye Disease and took Tepezza injections to treat this condition.
2. You suffered from hearing impairment, tinnitus, or permanent hearing loss that you did not have before taking this medication.
While we cannot guarantee you a certain amount of compensation until we learn more about your claim, we can schedule your appointment to begin discussing the negative effects that Tepezza has caused you. We will help you navigate the legal system, determine your losses, collect the appropriate evidence, reach out to professionals for proof of your hearing issues, file a lawsuit on your behalf, and prepare to fight for your rights.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Philadelphia Injury Attorney at Kwartler Manus Today
No one should have to go through a negative experience when they are seeking medical help for a different issue. However, when companies ignore the safety issues of their drugs, these situations tend to arise. If this has happened to you, you have the right to seek financial compensation for your losses. Schedule a free consultation today by filling out this contact form or calling (267) 457-5570.