Tepezza Class Action Lawsuit

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Compassionate Tepezza Class Action Attorney Advocates for Individuals Who Suffered Side Effects of Hearing Loss From Taking Thyroid Eye Disease Drug 

If you suffered life-changing hearing loss after undergoing Tepezza infusions to treat symptoms of thyroid eye disease, you aren’t the only one. In fact, the serious side effect is so common that drug manufacturer Horizon Therapeutics, Inc. is now facing lawsuits on behalf of more than 100 individual plaintiffs in Tepezza multidistrict litigation (MDL). The injury you have sustained is serious and potentially permanent, which is why you need a Tepezza lawyer to hold the maker of the medication legally and financially accountable for the harm you have suffered. 

Team Law is here to help, drawing on the same skills through which we have previously obtained multiple multimillion-dollar settlements for victims harmed by defective products. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. 

What Is the Tepezza Class Action Lawsuit?

Tepezza manufacturer Horizon Therapeutics has billed the medication as the “first and only” drug that treats underlying thyroid eye disease (TED), not just the symptoms it causes. The full course of Tepezza treatment entails eight intravenous infusions, administered over a period of five months, intended to treat eye bulging, eye pain, double vision, and other symptoms of TED. 

Suing for Hearing Loss 

In the ongoing Tepezza litigation, the injured individuals suing the biopharmaceutical company have alleged that Horizon Therapeutics knew or should have known about the risks of hearing loss but failed to warn doctors and the general public of these risks. 

As such, patients weren’t able to make informed choices about the risks and benefits of Tepezza medication. Physicians prescribing the infusions didn’t have the knowledge to recommend regular audiometric testing to monitor their patients’ hearing for any changes, as is now recommended for patients undergoing thyroid eye disease Tepezza treatment to identify and address hearing damage promptly. 

Through a Tepezza class action lawsuit, you can seek monetary damages for all of the losses that accompany hearing impairment. 

Studies of Tepezza and Hearing Loss 

Horizon Therapeutics USA, Inc. reported in a 2022 press release that “hearing-related events” affected just 10% of patients who took Tepezza in a post-marketing study. The press release quoted the researcher who authored the report as saying most such events had been “mild to moderate and reversible.” 

However, other researchers have reported different conclusions. For example, an article published in The American Journal of Managed Care reported that, in a small study, the proportion of Tepezza patients who reported hearing loss-related symptoms amounted to 46%. This study also covered instances in which no significant hearing loss improvement had occurred three months after stopping Tepezza. 

In July 2023, the Food and Drug Administration updated Tepezza’s warning label to reflect the risk of “severe hearing impairment including hearing loss, which in some cases may be permanent.” 

Join the Tepezza MDL 

What’s commonly known as the Tepezza class action lawsuit is technically a multidistrict litigation (MDL) case. 

An MDL consolidates all cases involving similar injuries against the same defendant for the purposes of pre-trial discovery proceedings, but each case is resolved individually. That differs from a pure class action lawsuit, in which all individual claims are resolved through a single trial or settlement negotiations with little focus on individual damages. 

The plaintiffs involved in the Tepezza MDL are all patients who suffered hearing loss and related injuries, and the defendant is Horizon Therapeutics USA, Inc., the biopharmaceutical company behind Tepezza. 

Filing a case that is eligible for the Tepezza lawsuit MDL can streamline the legal process and potentially save you time and money in pursuing the compensation you’re entitled to. A Tepezza class action attorney at Team Law can review your case and explain your legal rights and options at no cost. 

Damages Your Tepezza Lawyer Can Seek Compensation For

An important part of your Tepezza class action attorney’s duties is to identify all of the damages for which you can be compensated. A Tepezza lawsuit payout is intended to address these losses and make you whole, so it’s essential to include all of these damages, both economic and non-economic, in your claim for compensation. 

The damages you may be able to recover compensation for in a Tepezza hearing loss lawsuit include the following. 

Medical Expenses 

Diagnosing, assessing, monitoring, and treating hearing loss can pose a financial burden, especially when you’re already shouldering the costs of managing thyroid eye disease. You shouldn’t have to pay for repeated audiograms, prescription corticosteroid pills or injections to attempt to reverse hearing loss, or the current and future expenses of hearing aids or cochlear implants. 

Loss of Income 

For some patients who take Tepezza, lost wages are minimal, arising mainly out of missing time at work for testing and treatments. Other individuals who suffer from hearing loss may experience major setbacks in their careers. They may not be able to do the work they did before their hearing became impaired. A Tepezza lawyer can document all of your current lost wages and calculate projected decreases in future earnings. 

Quality of Life and Pain and Suffering 

Even partial loss of your hearing can be isolating. When your vision is already compromised due to the thyroid eye disease that prompted you to take Tepezza in the first place, the threat to yet another of the senses through which you experience the world can diminish your life in far-reaching ways. 

Your hearing loss has reduced your quality of life by limiting your enjoyment of music, live performances, film and television shows, and other auditory experiences. Deafness can even add safety risks to your life because you no longer have the security of hearing potential dangers. The constant ringing or buzzing in your ears due to tinnitus, too, can be difficult to cope with. 

These losses may not carry specific financial costs, but they certainly affect your life. In your Tepezza class action lawsuit, you can pursue compensation for these damages, too. 

Contact a Tepezza Lawyer Today at Team Law for a Free Case Review

When you agreed to try Tepezza to treat eye bulging and other troubling symptoms of TED, you didn’t expect that the medication could cause permanent hearing impairments. 

Serious Tepezza side effects like hearing loss may be irreversible, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of options. Moving forward with a Tepezza deafness lawsuit can provide financial compensation for the losses you have suffered and hold the pharmaceutical company accountable for the damage its product has caused. The compensation you recover may help you afford devices, like hearing aids and cochlear implants, that offer hope for potential functional improvements, even if the underlying damage to your auditory system cannot be reversed. 

You don’t have to go through the challenge of living with hearing loss alone. Our compassionate lawyers fight for real people who have suffered harm due to companies’ defective products. 

For help from a Tepezza attorney, contact Team Law online or call 1-800-Team-Law today.

Tepezza Class Action Lawsuit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) 

What Should I Do If I Think I Developed Hearing Loss From Taking Tepezza?

If you haven’t yet spoken to your doctor about your hearing loss, your first step should be to address your concerns with your medical team. Your health is the most important thing, and any steps that can mitigate the impact of hearing impairment on your life and offer hope for reversing the damage should be your number one priority. 

Securing your legal rights is also critical, so you should consult a Tepezza lawyer as soon as possible. At Team Law, we represent clients on contingency, advancing initial legal costs so plaintiffs pay no upfront fees. We’ll review your case for free, and you will only ever have to pay for legal services if we succeed in getting you compensated.

How Do I Qualify for a Tepezza Lawsuit?

Our Tepezza lawyers are seeking to assist people who underwent a series of infusions of the medication and developed long-term or permanent hearing loss. 

You don’t need to have completed the full course of Tepezza treatment to potentially have grounds for a claim if your hearing impairment developed during the course of your treatment. 

Types of hearing damage that may make you eligible to pursue a Tepezza lawsuit include deafness, partial hearing loss, tinnitus, muffled hearing, and plugged ears.

How Can a Tepezza Lawyer Help Me?

Standing up to a pharmaceutical company in a legal battle takes extensive knowledge of the law and the litigation process. You need professional guidance to build a case against the drug manufacturer and document the full extent of your damages. With our long history of handling defective product claims and other injury matters, Team Law’s seasoned attorneys can handle every aspect of your legal claim and help you understand how the Tepezza MDL affects your case. Since there are no upfront costs, there’s nothing standing in the way of hiring experienced legal representation.

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