In August 2022, one of the first product liability cases was filed against a company called Horizon Pharmaceuticals Inc. The lawsuit was filed because the company did not let the public know Tepezza, a prescription that treats Thyroid Eye Disease, can cause hearing issues, tinnitus, or even hearing loss.
The claim was filed on behalf of a man named Daniel Weibel, who experienced permanent hearing loss after receiving a Tepezza injection in 2020. The patient nor the doctor knew about the risks of hearing issues that this medication could cause.
In this article, Kwartler Manus LLC will discuss Tepezza in depth and explain how it can injure you. We hope to shed light on this drug, the side effects it causes, and the safety concerns associated with taking it.
About the Prescription Called Tepezza
Tepezza is a medicine injection that treats Thyroid Eye Disease. It is given by a physician directly into the vein every three weeks. Most patients undergo eight injections if they complete the treatment plan. After six months, between 70 to 83 percent of patients show improvements, but there are several legal claims developing around the country stating that this medication has caused hearing issues.
The following are the common side effects listed on the medication’s warning label:
- High blood sugar
- Hair loss
- Muscle spasms
- Dry skin
- Changes in taste
Even though Horizon Pharmaceuticals warned the public about these side effects, there were several hearing side effects reported by patients who have taken Tepezza, which were not warned about. Here are a few of the side effects reported:
- Ear ringing
- Clogged or plugged ears
- Sensitivity to sounds
- Muffled sounds
- Amplified sounds
- Eustachian tube dysfunction
- Hearing loss
How Can Tepezza Injure You?
Since Horizon Therapeutics failed to warn consumers and physicians of the hearing side effects that Tepezza may cause, those that are given this medication may experience or have experienced hearing loss or other serious hearing issues.
When it comes to Daniel Weibel’s case, there was no warning given to him or his health care provider who administered his injections. While he experienced permanent hearing loss, his lawsuit states that thousands of other patients who participated in this treatment developed ear ringing or hearing loss as well.
Therefore, Horizon Therapeutics Inc. ignored the safety concerns associated with the product they created and caused unnecessary injuries and health conditions among those that took it.
The Types of Damages People Have Experienced from Tepezza
While every case is unique and different, we have helped several clients file lawsuits for the damages they have experienced from taking Tepezza. If you have tinnitus or hearing loss after receiving Tepezza injections, a Philadelphia personal injury attorney will seek compensation to cover the following damages on your behalf:
- Medical treatments and expenses
- Mental and physical pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Daily bills and services
- Loss of quality of life
Who Can File a Tepezza Lawsuit?
To determine if you have a viable claim, it is recommended to meet with a professional attorney who is experienced and educated on Tepezza. Our attorneys at Kwartler Manus will be glad to hear your story and provide our legal advice. If you are wondering if you are eligible to file a Tepezza lawsuit, there are two main factors that we will be looking for, which include the following:
- You received at least one Tepezza injection.
- You experienced hearing loss, tinnitus, or another hearing issue due to taking this medication.
It is important that you show proof that you did not have any hearing issues before taking Tepezza. This may be proven by medical records, a doctor’s testimony, witness statements, and more.
Have You Taken Tepezza and Experienced Hearing-Related Issues? If So, Get in Touch with Kwartler Manus LLC Today.
If you were informed about the risks that come with taking Tepezza injections, you may have chosen to never receive this form of treatment for your Thyroid Eye Disease. Our attorneys at Kwartler Manus are aware of the frustrations this has caused you, and we do not want you to go through this process alone. Give us a call today at (267) 457-5570 or fill out our online contact form by clicking here.