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Epigastric Hernias

An epigastric hernia occurs in a part of the body called the epigastrium, which is located in the upper center of the abdomen, usually right below the sternum. This type of hernia can be more dangerous than other types of hernias because tissue and fat frequently become trapped inside the tear of the hernia. This can cause severe pain and possible tissue damage. If the tear is small, doctors will usually repair it with sutures. However, skin grafts, such as AlloDerm, are commonly used if the tear is too large to repair with sutures.

Unfortunately, Alloderm has been linked to some harmful, and potentially fatal, side effects. If you or someone you love had a hernia repair operation involving AlloDerm and now suffer from hernia recurrence, an abscess, or infection, you could be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact an experienced AlloDerm lawsuit attorney from Williams Hart at 800-761-3187.

Who Gets Epigastric Hernias?

Although an epigastric hernia can develop in any person, there are some people are at higher risk than others for developing an epigastric hernia, such as:

  • newborns that had a difficult delivery
  • people who are overweight or obese
  • pregnant women
  • smokers

If you or someone you love has had an epigastric hernia repaired with AlloDerm, you should first seek the care that a medical professional can provide. However, seeking the support of a qualified AlloDerm lawsuit attorney is also important as they may be able to help you obtain compensation for your medical costs and other expenses.

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If you received an AlloDerm skin graft patch in a hernia repair surgery and experienced complications, call 800-761-3187 to discuss your case with an experienced AlloDerm lawsuit attorney from Williams Hart today.

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