Tepezza Lawsuit FAQs

Tepezza Lawsuit FAQs

If doctors prescribed Tepezza to treat your Thyroid Eye Disease (TED), you may have received more than you were expecting. Many patients who received Tepezza injections have suffered permanent hearing loss, tinnitus, and autophony.

As a result, injured Tepezza users have filed lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer, Horizon Therapeutics, to recover financial compensation for their Tepezza-related losses. If you experienced hearing loss or other auditory problems after taking Tepezza, contact an experienced dangerous drug lawyer to discuss your specific circumstances.

Meanwhile, here are some Tepezza lawsuits FAQs (frequently asked questions) our team at Lawsuit Legal News receives and general answers to get you started. For more information, reach out to our legal professionals now.

What is Tepezza, and what is it commonly used for?

Tepezza (teprotumumab-trbw) is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). TED is a rare autoimmune condition that affects the eyes, causing inflammation and swelling, which can lead to vision problems and disfigurement of the eye area.

What is the basis of the multidistrict litigation (MDL) for Tepezza hearing loss?

Federal courts established a multidistrict litigation (MDL) for Tepezza hearing loss cases due to a growing number of claims from individuals who experienced hearing loss or auditory complications after using Tepezza to treat Thyroid Eye Disease. The court consolidated these cases into a single MDL to streamline the legal process and efficiently handle similar claims in one court.

How do I know if I qualify to join the Tepezza hearing loss litigation?

To determine if you qualify to join the Tepezza hearing loss litigation, you must have used Tepezza to treat Thyroid Eye Disease and experienced hearing loss or auditory complications from taking the medication. You need medical documentation supporting your hearing loss and its link to Tepezza use. An experienced Tepezza lawsuit attorney can explain what evidence you will need to bring a solid case.

If you suspect Tepezza use caused your hearing loss, seek medical attention immediately. Contact your healthcare provider or an audiologist to conduct a thorough evaluation of your hearing and discuss your symptoms. Additionally, consult an experienced dangerous drug attorney who focuses their practice on pharmaceutical litigation to understand your legal rights and options.

How long do I have to file a claim in the Tepezza hearing loss MDL?

The statute of limitations, which sets a deadline for filing lawsuits, varies depending on your jurisdiction and the laws governing the Tepezza hearing loss litigation. Consult an attorney as soon as possible to understand the applicable time limits in your specific case and ensure you do not miss any important deadlines.

Can I join the MDL if I am from a different state than the one where the litigation is taking place?

Yes, multidistrict litigation allows individuals from different states to join the consolidated litigation. The MDL process centralizes similar claims from across the country, regardless of where the individual plaintiffs reside.

How is multidistrict litigation different from a class-action lawsuit?

In multidistrict litigation, individual cases consolidate into a single federal court for pretrial proceedings, such as discovery and motion hearings. Each plaintiff maintains their separate claim, and the outcomes of each case can vary. 

Alternatively, in a class-action lawsuit, one or a few class representatives represent a group of plaintiffs with similar claims. Class members typically share any settlement or judgment awarded.

How long will the Tepezza hearing loss MDL typically take to resolve?

The duration of an MDL for Tepezza hearing loss can vary significantly depending on the complexity of the cases involved, the number of plaintiffs, the evidence presented, and other factors. MDLs streamline the pretrial process, but the litigation may still take time to resolve.

Since our mission at Lawsuit Legal News is to keep you informed about the latest happenings in mass tort litigation, you can follow the progress of the pending MDL on our Tepezza legal updates page. 

Will I need to pay any upfront money to join the Tepezza hearing loss MDL?

Most attorneys handling cases for the Tepezza hearing loss MDL, including the legal team at Lawsuit Legal News, work on a contingency fee basis. This means you will not pay any upfront legal fees. Instead, your attorney will receive a percentage of any settlement or award you may receive if your case recovers compensation. If your case does not succeed, you generally will not owe any fees to your attorney. You should discuss all financial issues with your attorney before making any final decisions.

What compensation can I seek in the Tepezza hearing loss litigation?

If your case succeeds, you may recover compensation for medical expenses related to your hearing loss, lost wages and reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other related losses.

Signing a consent form does not necessarily prevent you from pursuing legal action if you suffered hearing loss or auditory complications due to Tepezza usage. Your Tepezza lawyer can review the consent form to provide better legal advice about the validity of the consent form and the information provided in it.

Can I file a lawsuit against the healthcare provider who prescribed Tepezza to me?

In some cases, if your healthcare provider failed to inform you adequately about the risks associated with Tepezza, and you experienced hearing loss as a result, you might have grounds for a separate medical malpractice claim against them. Consulting an attorney experienced in pharmaceutical litigation and medical malpractice can determine the appropriate course of action.

Will I need to testify in court if I join the Tepezza hearing loss MDL?

Most MDL cases settle before they go to trial. In many instances, the parties reach a settlement agreement, and only a small percentage of cases proceed to trial. However, you may need to prepare to testify if your case goes to trial or you may need to give a deposition where you provide testimony under oath. Your attorney will provide guidance and support throughout the legal process.

Should I stop taking Tepezza if I believe it caused my hearing loss?

If you suspect that Tepezza caused your hearing loss, consult your healthcare provider before making any decisions regarding your use of the medication. They can assess your condition, weigh the potential risks and benefits, and provide guidance on whether to continue or discontinue the medication.

How can an attorney help me with my Tepezza hearing loss claim?

An experienced attorney familiar with pharmaceutical litigation and MDLs can gather evidence to support your claim, navigate the complex legal process, represent you in court, negotiate with the drug manufacturer's legal team, and advocate for the compensation you deserve. 

You can trust the legal team at Lawsuit Legal News to work diligently to protect your rights and ensure your voice is heard throughout the litigation. Feel free to reach out for a free consultation.

Contact an Experienced Tepezza Hearing Loss Lawsuit Lawyer for More Information 

We hope you have learned a lot about the complicated Tepezza lawsuit process on this page. You probably have more questions about your personal situation. Please reach out to our team of legal professionals at 866-467-0943 or fill out this online contact form for a free consultation today.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has represented over 11,000 injury victims and has served as lead counsel in over 1000 lawsuits. Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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