The folk hero died on November 25 of a heart attack. The Argentine prosecutor’s office has set up a medical commission to examine whether football giant Diego Maradona was properly treated before his death or whether negligence occurred.
In a 70-page document, the committee states that Maradona’s death process began “at least 12 hours” before he was found dead in his bed. According to the commission, the Argentine’s treatment was surrounded by “irregularities and shortcomings”, and the medical team left him “in the lurch” despite the chances of survival.
Experts also say that with proper treatment in the right medical clinic, Maradona could have a better chance of survival. The football star died in a rented house in an elegant neighborhood in Buenos Aires, where he received home care. He had brain surgery a few weeks earlier to remove a blood clot.
Seven people are under investigation, including brain surgeon and personal physician Leopoldo Luque, psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov and psychologist Carlos Diaz. In the criminal case, they were identified as suspects and the formal charge was unintentional homicide, for which they can receive a prison sentence of up to 15 years.
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