Argentina football legend Diego Maradona died of a heart attack in November 2020. According to the investigators, massive mistakes were made in home care. The treating doctors and nurses now have to answer for manslaughter in court.
After the death of Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona, his doctors and nurses have to answer for manslaughter in court.
The responsible judge granted the prosecutor’s request for an oral and public main hearing against the accused, as local media reported on Wednesday, citing judicial circles. The process could begin in late 2023 or early 2024.
The eight accused include Maradona’s personal physician Leopoldo Luque, his psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, a psychologist, another doctor, the medical coordinator of the health insurance company and three nurses.
According to investigators, they mistreated their patient and left him to his fate. All deny the allegations. If convicted, they face up to 25 years in prison.
Maradona died of a heart attack on November 25, 2020 in a private residential complex north of Buenos Aires at the age of 60. A few weeks earlier, he had undergone brain surgery. According to the investigators, massive mistakes had been made in the home care of the former top athlete, who was seriously ill.
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