Tepezza Hearing Loss Lawsuits
Tepezza is a prescription medication used to treat thyroid eye disease. This injectable medication has been linked to hearing loss in a high percentage of patients who have used this prescription drug.
If you’ve suffered a hearing loss after using Tepezza, contact our attorneys today to discuss your rights. You may be entitled to substantial compensation by filing a Tepezza hearing loss lawsuit against the manufacturer of the drug. It is alleged that the company was aware of this serious side effect, but failed to fully disclose the risk to patients. Call our attorneys today at (800) 403-6191 to discuss your rights.
Permanent Hearing Loss After Using Tepezza
Several studies have demonstrated a high percentage of patients receiving Tepezza injections suffer temporary or permanent hearing loss. While the warnings from the company indicate that up to 10% of people may suffer hearing loss from this medication, studies are showing the actual numbers are 60-75% or higher.
Failure to Warn of the Risk of Tepezza
Many medications approved by the FDA have risks associated with them, and the company must accurately disclose those risks. When the company fails to accurately disclose the risks, such as the high percentage of people at risk of hearing loss from the use of Tepezza, the company can be liable for its “failure to warn” consumers of the risk.
Updated Warning Didn’t Protect Consumers
While the company released a new research study in 2021, it is believed the company previously knew or should have known that the risk was far greater prior to the publication of that study. As a result, individual received the drug without adequate warning, some with life changing side effects.
Study Showed 65 Percent of Patients Receiving Teprotumumab Reported Hearing Loss
A small study evaluated the use of the drug and presented its results to ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual conference. In this study of 26 patients receiving the medication, it was learned that:
Of the 17 patients with new hearing symptoms, four had new or worsening sensorineural hearing loss, a type of hearing loss resulting from damaged hair cells in the inner ear. Three patients had patulous eustachian tube, a disorder in which the channel that runs between the middle ear and back of the nose and throat stays open. Normally, these eustachian tubes remain closed and open only occasionally to regulate air pressure around the ear drum. After three months, symptoms of patulous eustachian tube improved, but did not completely disappear. Two patients with sensorineural hearing loss had improvement in symptoms at one and six months.
Varied Symptoms of Hearing Loss in Study from the Use of Tepezza
Of those participating in the study, there were a wide range of hearing loss issues, including:
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Acute ear pain
- Subjective claims of hearing loss
- The sensation of clogged or plugged ears
- Autophony (a condition where your own voice sounds louder)
- Patulous eustachian tube – a condition where patients develop abnormal pressure in the middle ear, causing hearing loss or tinnitus.
Have You Suffered Hearing Loss After Using Tepezza?
Many patients have suffered a wide range of injuries. These can cause pain and suffering, impact your relationships, your ability to work and provide for your family, and hurt both your mental health and enjoyment of life.
Several of the reported injuries observed with Tepezza include:
- Permanent hearing loss
- Temporary hearing loss
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Autophony (your own voice sounds louder to you)
- Partial hearing loss
- Eustachian tube dysfunction
- Increased sensitivity to sound (hyperacusis)
Claims for Damages in Tepezza Lawsuits
If you’ve suffered injuries after using Tepezza, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of consortium (loss of companionship)
If you or a loved one have been injured after using Tepezza, it’s important to speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys as soon as possible. You need to take action to protect your rights. We will offer you a free consultation to learn more about your case and determine if you have a claim. Contact us today at (800) 403-6191 or submit your information via our contact form to learn more about Tepezza hearing loss lawsuits.
Economic Injuries from Tepezza Hearing Loss
In addition to physical injuries, Tepezza hearing loss can also result in economic damages. This includes past and future medical expenses, as well as lost wages if you are unable to work due to your injury. Tepezza hearing loss injuries can negatively impact your ability to earn an income in the future, resulting in a loss of earning capacity. Our attorneys will fight for the full compensation you deserve for all economic injuries related to Tepezza hearing loss.
Non-Economic Damages from Tepezza Hearing Loss
Tepezza hearing loss can also result in non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of companionship. Our attorneys will aggressively fight for the full compensation you deserve for all non-economic injuries related to your Tepezza hearing loss injuries. We cannot repair your injury, but we can do our best to help you seek compensation for what you’ve lost.
Contact Alonso Krangle LLP to File a Lawsuit to Protect Your Rights
If you or a loved one have suffered Tepezza hearing loss, it’s important to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. At Alonso Krangle LLP, our attorneys have decades of experience advocating for individuals who have been injured by dangerous drugs, including Tepezza. We offer free case evaluations and will work tirelessly to hold Tepezza’s manufacturers responsible for their negligence. Contact us today at (800) 403-6191 or through our online contact form to learn more about Tepezza hearing loss lawsuits and your legal options.
What the Attorneys at Alonso Krangle Will Do for You
When you work with Alonso Krangle LLP, you receive personalized services from the attorneys at our firm. We have clients, not mountains of case folders, and give everyone the attention they deserve. We and our team will:
- Gather information about your case
- Review your medical records
- Provide you with an assessment of your situation
- Advise you of your legal rights
- Provide you with options on how to proceed
- Represent you zealously, whether your goal is to secure funds through settlement or take your case to trial
- We advocate strongly for you before the court, and focus on what is in your best interests
Call Alonso Krangle Today for Help Filing Your Tepezza Lawsuit
The attorneys at Alonso Krangle have helped clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars through product liability cases, personal injury claims, mass torts and class action lawsuits. We have the experience to evaluate your case, make a knowledgeable recommendation and fight for your rights.
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To see if you have a valid claim in connection with your use of Tepezza or any other injury, call us today at (800) 403-6191 or fill out the contact form for a fast response.