Argentina's prosecutor has demanded that the medical workers who handled deceased soccer legend Diego Maradona be prosecuted for negligent murder.
Prosecutors stated on Wednesday that the “omission” and mistreatment of 8 medical personnel concerned with Maradona left him in a “state of helplessness”, and that he was left “to his destiny” throughout of his “scandalous” hospitalization at his dwelling, in keeping with the official Argentine information company Telam.
Maradona died on the age of 60 on his medical mattress in his residence north of the capital, Buenos Aires, on November 25, 2020, following a coronary heart and respiratory assault, whereas recovering from a head surgical procedure.
Neurologist and household Leopoldo Lucchi and psychiatrist Agustina Kosachev are underneath investigation into his dying as they bear the primary blame for the well being of the 1986 World Cup star who led Argentina to their second and final world title.
The prosecution is charging the eight people with negligent murder, figuring out that such negligence can lead to the dying of an individual. They threat a jail sentence between 8 and 25 years.
In keeping with prosecutors, the defendants have been “unpublished, incomplete and reckless members of the unique hospital”, and had dedicated “a sequence of improvisations, mismanagement and failures”.
And a 70-page report stated in Could 2021 that the medical fee answerable for the investigation, on the request of justice in regards to the final hours of the Argentine star, had decided that Maradona “began dying a minimum of 12 hours earlier than” his dying. , and he endured “a protracted interval of torment.” After present process mind surgical procedure as a result of a blood clot.
Prosecutors obtained a sequence of audio messages displaying that the medical group knew that Maradona had used alcohol, psychotropic medication and marijuana over the past months of his life.
Among the many report's findings, the medical council stated the ‘life-threatening indicators' proven by the previous Napoli and Barcelona star have been ignored, and his care in his closing weeks was ‘tainted'. shortcomings and irregularities”.
The accused should current his defence, which can quantity to a request for a dismissal. The case can then be introduced earlier than the court docket of “San Isidro” within the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires.