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Union Memorial Hospital, cardiac lab chief sued over stent

Union Memorial Hospital and the chief of its cardiac catheterization lab have been sued by a woman who claims that she unnecessarily had stents placed in her arteries, and that her recurring chest pains were later diagnosed as stemming from a stomach ailment.

The lawsuit was filed last week in Baltimore City Circuit Court by A. Donald C. Discepolo and Andrew J. Toland III on behalf of Martha J. Phillips of Baltimore.

In addition to the hospital, Dr. John C. Wang, now the cardiac catheterization lab chief there, was also sued. The Sun was unable to reach a Union Memorial spokeswoman.

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