With no settlement yet reached in a Tepezza claim, we can only estimate the time it will take for any Tepezza claim to resolve. Based on previous defective drug claims, we can reasonably assume that:
The quicker path to recovering financial compensation for damages related to hearing loss and tinnitus in a Tepezza claim is to file an individual claim. For the time being, this is also the only open option. Individual defective drug claims are usually faster than class action lawsuits, and Tepezza claims may be resolved even faster, given the particular situation that Horizon Pharmaceutical (the manufacturer of Tepezza) is presently in.
Amgen, one of the biggest biopharmaceutical companies in the world, announced in December 2022 its intention to acquire Horizon. Since it is in the interest of shareholders at Horizon Pharmaceuticals to see the deal go through, it is expected that Horizon will try to resolve all Tepezza claims relatively quickly.
The longer path to recovering compensation for Tepezza-related partial or permanent hearing loss and tinnitus damages would be a consolidated class action MDL (multidistrict litigation). In such a scenario, all filed Tepezza cases would go through a period of consolidated discovery, then go through bellwether trials (simply put, test trials that present participating parties with potential outcomes in actual trials). It is only then that settlement negotiations would start. It is a long process that may take five or more years.
Is there, however, any real chance for a class action lawsuit? As of now, we cannot give a specific answer to this question. In January 2023, at least ten plaintiffs petitioned the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, calling for consolidating all Tepezza lawsuits. However, the process is still in the preliminary stages, with no certain outcome.
The first and most crucial step you need to take on your path to recovering compensation through a Tepezza claim is to have your eligibility confirmed for such a claim. Here at Atraxia Law, we are a team of legal experts with extensive experience in vetting defective drug claims, and we can help you take this first step. Our initial consultation is free of charge, so if you need more information and detail about your eligibility for a Tepezza claim, feel free to contact us.