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Eligibility criteria for the Tepezza hearing loss claim

While seen as an innovative, promising new drug for the treatment of this rare autoimmune disease, Tepezza has been under scrutiny for the past few years after studies have shown that treatment with it carries an increased risk of permanent hearing loss.

Manufactured by Horizon Pharmaceuticals and approved by the FDA in January 2020, Tepezza (teprotumumab) is a prescription drug for the treatment of thyroid eye disease (TED).

Presently, there are two Tepezza lawsuits already filed, but many more Tepezza claims are likely to be filed in the coming months. To be found eligible for filing a Tepezza claim and to improve your chances of getting compensation for hearing loss and its associated damages, you need to fulfill the following preliminary requirements:

  • having received one or more Tepezza infusions for the treatment of thyroid eye disease (TED)
  • having no hearing loss history before your first Tepezza infusion treatment
  • having been diagnosed with hearing loss after one or more Tepezza infusions

If you are affected by hearing loss, life cannot be the same as you knew it before. Hearing impairment affects every aspect of your life, including relationships with friends and family, work, mental health, emotional stability, and the way you can enjoy your free time.

If you accepted treatment with Tepezza infusion and have subsequently suffered from hearing loss without being properly warned about hearing impairment being a major risk, then you should seek compensation for your losses. Seek out legal assistance as soon as you have an established hearing loss diagnosis and find out whether or not you can file a Tepezza claim.

To file a Tepezza claim, you need to prove having received Tepezza infusion treatment for TED

Proof of having received Tepezza infusion treatment for TED is needed both in the process of determining your eligibility for a Tepezza claim and in the process that follows the actual filing of the claim. You might be required to submit copies of one or more of the following documents:

Once eligibility is determined, the attorney or law firm you will be referred to will help you with gathering and organizing additional documentation to be used as evidence in your case. Documents that stand as strong evidence in a Tepezza claim are related to damages associated with the impact of hearing loss on your life. Damages assessed in a Tepezza claim can be divided into two main categories: economic and non-economic, and may include several of the following:

  • medical costs: bills, equipment, treatment, etc.
  • pain and suffering, both physically and emotionally
  • damages related to mental health
  • losses: income and wages, but also the loss of the ability to enjoy life
  • permanent disability

An attorney with experience in handling defective drug claims will be able to match the preparation level and strategic knowledge of the drug manufacturer's legal team and will find the strategy that gives you the highest chance of reaching a settlement and get financial compensation for all damages you suffered. For more information and detail about additional documentation that you might have to submit as evidence in a Tepezza claim, contact one of our case managers at Atraxia Law.

If you have received Tepezza infusions, you may be eligible to file a Tepezza claim

Hearing loss, tinnitus, or other otologic symptoms may develop even after one single Tepezza infusion. If you only received one Tepezza infusion, but you have been diagnosed with hearing loss, tinnitus, or other hearing-related health damage after, and you can also prove that you had no hearing loss history before treatment with Tepezza, then you might be eligible to file a claim.

A complete round of Tepezza infusion treatment involves receiving a total of eight infusions administered one at three weeks. As shown in a study presented in January 2020 at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, otologic symptoms as a side effect of Tepezza treatment are likely to develop after 3 to 4 Tepezza infusions. Some of these symptoms may improve with time and disappear in a period of a couple of months after a full treatment round is concluded, but unfortunately, some may persist and leave you with a permanent impairment that impacts the rest of your life.

Your right to claim compensation for hearing-related health damages after having received Tepezza infusion treatment derives from the fact that Horizon Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Tepezza drug, has failed to adequately and accurately warn doctors and patients about the:

  • high risk of hearing loss issues developed as an adverse effect of the Tepezza infusion treatment: initial warnings stated that about 10% of patients are at risk, whereas later studies have revealed that this risk is shockingly higher, of about 65%
  • reversibility/irreversibility of the otologic symptoms that occur as an adverse effect of the use of Tepezza infusion drug: these symptoms were initially labeled as mild and reversible, but later studies proved that some of the hearing impairments are irreversible (permanent)

It is better not to ponder upon whether you should file a Tepezza claim because this might rob you of valuable time and energy. Lean on professionals with strong backgrounds and experience in the field, as this is the surest way to quickly and efficiently find the right answer.

Over the years, we gained valuable experience in vetting defective drug claims and have successfully helped individuals affected by challenging personal injuries to reach compensation by cash payout. Attorneys or law firms that will represent your case work on a contingency fee basis so that you will only have to pay legal expenses if your case is resolved by a settlement with the drug's manufacturer.

Make Atraxia Law your first step

Our team at Atraxia Law will thoroughly analyze all details of your case and will be of help in the two most important steps of your Tepezza claim: