Lawsuits Related to Hearing Damage Caused By Tepezza

Posted by Nicholas C. Bonadio | Mar 01, 2023

Tepezza, formally known as teprotumumab-trbw, is a prescription drug used to treat thyroid eye disease (TED). TED is a rare autoimmune disorder that affects the eyes and can cause them to bulge, become swollen, and move out of alignment. Tepezza is administered intravenously, and has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat active TED in adults. Despite its efficacy, there is a serious risk of hearing damage associated with the use of the drug. It is thought that Tepezza's interaction with the immune system potentially affects the auditory system.

In clinical trials of Tepezza, a significant amount of patients reported hearing impairment in the form of decreased hearing acuity, tinnitus, and other auditory disturbances. Furthermore, a separate study by the National Institutes of Health found that Tepezza can also cause a type of hearing loss called sensorineural hearing loss, which occurs when the inner ear is damaged. In light of this evidence, it is clear that there is a serious risk of hearing damage associated with the use of Tepezza.

The experienced attorneys at Keilty Bonadio are currently investigating lawsuits against the manufacturer of Tepezza for failing to warn patients of these serious risks.

Causes of Hearing Damage from Tepezza

Recent studies have identified a serious risk of hearing damage with the use of the thyroid eye disease drug, Tepezza. While the drug has shown to be effective in treating the eye condition, the potential side effects on hearing health may outweigh the benefits. Scientists think that Tepezza affects the body's ability to produce the hormone thyroxine, which can lead to hearing damage. The risk of hearing damage is greater for people who already have a pre-existing hearing condition. Additionally, Tepezza can cause a decrease in blood flow to the inner ear, which can further increase the risk of hearing damage. Tepezza may also cause tinnitus and vertigo.

These side effects can occur even at low doses of the drug, and can be permanent in some cases. Additionally, long-term use of the drug can have a cumulative effect on hearing health. In some cases, people may experience a gradual decline in hearing ability, which can have a significant impact on their quality of life.

If you or a loved one has been prescribed Tepezza and experienced hearing loss, tinnitus, or vertigo, call the experienced attorneys at Keilty Bonadio for a free consultation.

Implications of Hearing Damage

Hearing damage can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life, making it difficult to engage in conversations, understand speech, and even destroying the joy you take from listening to music. It can also have a huge financial impact, causing missed time from work, loss of employment, medical bills, and massive copays for hearing aids. Worst of all, hearing damage can lead to feelings of frustration, isolation, and depression.

Do not suffer in silence. If you or a loved one have been injured by the drug Tepezza, contact us today. There is no fee or commitment to receive a consultation from an experienced attorney.

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Nicholas C. Bonadio

Nick Bonadio has devoted his career to representing individuals and families in complex civil cases involving catastrophic injuries and death. He specializes in product liability, toxic exposure, and medical malpractice.

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