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By Rebecca Blatt

Attorneys are moving forward with a class-action lawsuit against a hospital in the Baltimore area that recently informed more than 350 patients that they may have received unnecessary heart stents.

St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Maryland sent the letters, telling patients they may have received stents even though their arteries weren't clogged enough to require them.

Attorneys Billy Murphy and Peter Angelos filed the class-action suit. Murphy says the unnecessary procedures were motivated by greed. A spokeswoman for the hospital says in a statement that the hospital can't comment on the specifics of the complaint. She also says the procedures were performed by a single doctor who no longer works at the hospital.

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