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Lawsuits for Tinnitus Caused by Tepezza

Prescribed use of Tepezza, an infusion drug used to treat thyroid eye disease, has been linked to hearing loss and tinnitus in many users. Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is currently investigating hearing loss cases from Tepezza users to see if they have a claim against the drug manufacturer for failing to warn them about this potential side effect. If you used Tepezza and lost your hearing or were diagnosed with tinnitus, then we want to hear from you. Based on the details of your situation, you might be able to file a claim or lawsuit against Horizon Therapeutics (Horizon), the manufacturer of Tepezza.

Call (216) 600-0114 or contact our Cleveland Tepezza lawsuit lawyers online now.

What is Tepezza?

Tepezza is a drug manufactured by Horizon Therapeutics, PLC. It is administered through an infusion to treat thyroid eye disease. Tepezza has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but it allegedly gained that approval without fully disclosing all the potential side effects to the FDA.

Hearing Damage Caused by Tepezza

In the last few years, the FDA has received dozens of hearing loss and hearing damage reports from Tepezza users. During clinical trials of Tepezza, Horizon Therapeutics reported that around 10% of users experienced some sort of hearing damage and that most cases were mild and/or temporary. Based on the new reports collected by the FDA, it appears that nearly 66% or two-thirds of Tepezza users suffer from hearing damage, with many of those cases being severe.

Hearing damage caused by Tepezza can include:

  • Tinnitus.
  • Temporary or permanent hearing loss.
  • Sensation of plugged ears.
  • Autophony or the sensation that your own voice is abnormally loud.
  • Unusual sensitivity to sounds.
  • Ear pain when a loud sound occurs.

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a condition in which a person hears a persistent ringing, buzzing, hissing, or whistling sound in their ears, without any external sounds present. The ringing sound can be constant or appear to “turn on” and “turn off” randomly throughout the day.

For many people, tinnitus can lead to persistent distress and even depression. The persistence of the condition can be overwhelming, leading to anxiety, sleeplessness, and trouble concentrating. In some cases, the condition can interfere with a person's quality of life to the point where they are unable to work, socialize, or enjoy their favorite hobbies.

While there is no known cure for tinnitus, there are ways to manage and alleviate its symptoms. Some people find relief through sound therapy, such as using white noise devices. Therapy may be necessary for people who have a negative emotional or cognitive reaction to tinnitus.

Why Should Horizon Therapeutics Be Liable for Tepezza Injuries?

There is a significant gap between the rate of hearing loss among Tepezza users and what Horizon Therapeutics reported in its studies. This difference suggests that Horizon either did not adequately test its product or falsified its study results. In either case, it could be liable for the harm caused to Tepezza users.

Strict product liability laws in the United States can be used to argue that Tepezza is:

  • Inherently unsafe due to its high rate of hearing loss side effects.
  • Defective by design because it should have been formulated differently to prevent hearing loss side effects.
  • Sold under inadequate warnings and instructions.

Can You File a Tepezza Lawsuit? Call Now

Not sure if you can sue Horizon for the hearing loss caused by its product? Don’t worry. Our Tepezza lawyers of Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP in Cleveland can help you determine if you are eligible to file a Tepezza lawsuit.

You might be eligible to file a Tepezza lawsuit if:

  • You used Tepezza as prescribed and directed.
  • You suffered some form of hearing loss or damage after using Tepezza.
  • Your hearing loss or tinnitus was diagnosed.
  • You were unaware of a significant risk of hearing loss when using Tepezza.

A successful claim could result in a settlement or court award in your name. We can fight for full damages that pay for past and future medical costs, past and future income loss, and past and future pain and suffering caused by your Tepezza-related hearing damage.

Furthermore, multidistrict litigation (MDL) may be used to handle Tepezza lawsuits. Our highly experienced legal team will be ready to help with your case, no matter what it involves. While we get to work in pursuit of justice and compensation, you can focus on resting and taking care of yourself.

Please contact our firm now to see if you should pursue legal action against Horizon Therapeutics for hearing loss caused by Tepezza.

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