Tepezza® Lawsuit

Tepezza® (or teprotumumab) is a thyroid eye disease (TED) medication administered in multiple rounds of intravenous (IV) infusions. Unfortunately, the risk of hearing loss and related problems like tinnitus (ringing in the ears) may be much higher than past trials have indicated.

If you or a loved one were given Tepezza and suffered from hearing issues afterward, Simmons Hanly Conroy may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf from a Tepezza lawsuit.

Contact us today to see if you have a case we can help with for free.

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What Is Tepezza Used for?

Tepezza (teprotumumab) is a medication for thyroid eye disease (TED). TED is a relatively rare autoimmune disorder that affects the tissue around the eye, causing inflammation and affecting vision.

About 50% of people with Graves’ disease will develop TED, which is why it’s also known as Graves’ eye disease.

Symptoms of TED include:

  • Bulging eyes
  • Difficulty fully closing eyes
  • Double vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Pain
  • Red or watery eyes
  • Vision loss

To help alleviate these symptoms, Tepezza is administered to TED patients once every three weeks for a total of eight intravenous (IV) infusions.

Unfortunately, the risk of hearing problems associated with Tepezza may be much greater than previously believed, according to new studies.

New Studies Reveal Greater Risk of Tepezza and Hearing Loss

In January 2020, Tepezza was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and remains the only drug approved for TED.

Two clinical trials were performed to ensure the drug’s safety before it received FDA approval. In both trials, only 10% of patients reported hearing-related side effects. This risk may actually be far greater, however.

New studies have found that as high as 65% of those treated with Tepezza experienced hearing loss or damage afterward.

Thousands across the country could be at risk of suffering hearing damage as a result of receiving Tepezza infusions.

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Hearing-Related Tepezza Side Effects

Hearing side effects caused by Tepezza may include:

  • Autophony: When your own voice sounds unusually loud
  • Deafness: Partial or total loss of hearing
  • Eustachian tube disorder: When the tubes that run between the middle ear and back of the nose and throat stay open, instead of only opening occasionally to regulate air pressure near the eardrum
  • Hyperacusis: A disorder that affects the perception of sound, causing patients to become overly sensitive to a range of noises
  • Hypoacusis: A partial or total loss of hearing acuity or clarity, which affects how well someone hears
  • New or worsening sensorineural hearing loss: Hearing loss caused by damaged hair cells in the inner ear
  • Tinnitus: Ringing in the ears

Did you experience any of these Tepezza side effects after treatment? Contact Simmons Hanly Conroy now. You may be eligible to file a Tepezza lawsuit and pursue compensation.

Who Is Eligible to File a Tepezza Lawsuit?

Generally speaking, you may be eligible to file a Tepezza lawsuit if you or your loved one:

  • Received at least one round of Tepezza (teprotumumab) infusions
  • Experienced hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in ears) afterward

Find out if you have a qualifying case now by contacting our team. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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Filing a Tepezza Hearing Loss Lawsuit

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we know what you’re going through now may be extremely difficult, even before you factor in the legal deadlines and paperwork associated with filing a claim — so let us take care of the legal work for you.

If you have a case, our team can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and recovery.

This process may involve your Tepezza lawyers and legal team:

  • Gathering evidence like medical records and testimony to prove your claim
  • Filing the Tepezza lawsuit on your behalf within any deadlines or statutes of limitations
  • Negotiating a Tepezza settlement with the drug manufacturer if possible
  • Going to court to present your case in trial before a judge or jury

Our experienced lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means there are no out-of-pocket or hourly costs to work with us. We only get paid if your case results in compensation, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

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Let Our Tepezza Lawyers Fight for You

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we’re proud to help clients across the country stand up to the companies that harmed them and get compensation for the injuries they suffered.

Why choose Simmons Hanly Conroy for your Tepezza claim?

  • Over 20 Years of Experience: Since 1999, Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped provide thousands of injured clients with a powerful voice in the legal system.
  • Legal Help Nationwide: Simmons Hanly Conroy is a national law firm, with offices and attorneys across the country. Regardless of where you may be in the U.S., our Tepezza lawyers are here to help.
  • No Out-of-Pocket Costs: We only get paid if we’re able to recover compensation in your case. There are no upfront costs or hourly fees.
  • A Track Record of Results: Our firm has recovered over $9.9 billion across all types of cases we handle, which include a variety of dangerous drugs and devices.

Ready to get started? Contact our team now. We can let you know if you have a case for free and provide more information about your next steps.

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Tepezza Lawsuit Lawyers FAQs

Who makes Tepezza?

Horizon Therapeutics plc is the manufacturer of Tepezza.

How long do I have to file a Tepezza lawsuit?

You only have a limited amount of time, known as statutes of limitations, to file a Tepezza lawsuit for hearing damage. This time frame varies from state to state.

Once the statute of limitations passes, however, you will not be able to file a Tepezza lawsuit or pursue compensation for your injuries.

This makes it absolutely critical to contact our team as soon as possible if you or a loved one received Tepezza treatments and suffered hearing-related side effects.