Listen up! Did you take Tepezza and now you are suffering from permanent hearing problems?

What is Tepezza?

Tepezza is a medical treatment prescribed by doctors to treat the painful eye bulging and double vision related to Thyroid Eye Disease. Thyroid Eye Disease is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the tissues around the eyes, and Tepezza is the only pharmaceutical drug specifically marketed to treat this. 

Tepezza is administered as a series of intravenous (IV) infusions under the supervision of a doctor. Sometimes other medicines have to be given separately before the infusion to mitigate reactions and side effects.

Tepezza has been on the market since its approval by the FDA in January 2020 and is produced by Horizon Pharmaceuticals. There are many side effects listed on the website that are described as mild to moderate, but one side effect that has proven serious is hearing loss. One website claims that as many as 23% of people who have taken Tepezza have experienced hearing loss or ringing in the ears.  The lucky ones have had it abate after months of suffering.  Others are now dealing with permanent damage to their hearing. Hearing loss is not only isolating because it affects your communication with the people around you, but it is also linked to dementia and walking problems.

Preliminary lawsuits being filed claim that Horizon Pharmaceuticals was fully aware that their drug caused hearing loss and failed to warn people of the risk. 

How can an Attorney help you?

The attorneys at Siri & Glimstad understand the impact of chronic illness on a person’s life.  In the case of Tepezza particularly, the people affected were already suffering from a chronic illness and hoping that these infusions might resolve some of their symptoms. Instead, their trust was betrayed and they have now added more health problems to what they already were enduring.

If you are one of the people who was led to believe Tepezza would solve your Thyroid Eye Disease only to suffer hearing damage as a result, contact us today to see how we can help.  We know how expensive, discouraging, and life-altering it can be to suffer a preventable injury.  The list of other damages can be extensive too – time lost from work, wages lost, mounting medical bills, and loss of enjoyment of life. 

Meanwhile, pharmaceutical companies have almost endless funds to defend themselves from these lawsuits.  You need to arm yourself with an experienced team of medical attorneys who are equipped to fight on your behalf against these powerful corporations. 

Unfortunately, time is of the essence if you want to file a claim.  There are statutes of limitations that vary from state to state.  A Siri & Glimstad attorney can talk to you about the particulars of your case and explain what a lawsuit would entail, at no cost to you ever. Do it not only for yourself, but for the countless others who are being prescribed this medication and do not even know the real risks involved.

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