Tepezza is a drug that is used to treat a rare autoimmune disease called Thyroid Eye Disease (TED), which causes swelling and inflammation of the muscles and tissues around the eyes. The drug was approved by the FDA in January 2020 and is manufactured by Horizon Therapeutics. While the drug has been successful in treating TED, there have been reports of severe side effects and complications, leading to lawsuits against the manufacturer.
Several patients who have taken Tepezza have reported experiencing serious side effects, such as liver damage, high blood pressure, and heart failure. In some cases, these side effects have been life-threatening and have required hospitalization. Patients who have experienced these side effects have filed lawsuits against Horizon Therapeutics, alleging that the company did not adequately warn them about the risks associated with the drug.
One of the main allegations in the Tepezza lawsuits is that Horizon Therapeutics did not adequately warn patients about the risk of liver damage associated with the drug. The FDA has issued warnings about the risk of liver injury associated with Tepezza, but some patients claim that they were not made aware of this risk by their doctors or the manufacturer.
Another allegation in the lawsuits is that Horizon Therapeutics did not adequately test the drug before it was approved by the FDA. Patients claim that the company rushed the drug to market without conducting adequate clinical trials, which led to the serious side effects and complications.
Horizon Therapeutics has not yet commented on the Tepezza lawsuits. The company has stated that it is committed to patient safety and is working closely with the FDA to monitor the safety of Tepezza.
If you or a loved one has experienced serious side effects after taking Tepezza, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options.