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Family wins $1.7M medical negligence case


Family wins $1.7M medical negligence case

The Associated Press

BILLINGS— A jury has awarded a Billings woman and her four children $1.7 million in a medical malpractice case.

Amy Heidt filed a lawsuit against Billings Clinic and Dr. Faranak Argani over the 2005 death of her husband, Gerry Heidt.

Heidt's attorneys argued that Argani misdiagnosed chest pain Gerry Heidt was having as a torn muscle, rather than pain caused by a leaky heart valve. The lawsuit says Argani should have referred Heidt to a heart specialist. Amy Heidt's attorneys argued that Gerry Heidt died a year later becaus...

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