Medical personnel numbering eight are to stand trial for alleged criminal negligence in the death of Argentine football legend idol, Diego Maradona, according to a court ruling made public this week.
However, no date has been fixed for the trial of the indicted staff over Maradona’s death in 2020, which prosecutors say was due to “omissions” by his caregivers who abandoned him “to his fate” during home hospitalization.
The Argentine world cup winner died at the age of 60 while recuperating from brain surgery for a blood clot, and after decades of battles with cocaine and alcohol addictions.
Maradona was discovered dead in bed two weeks after going under the knife, in a rented house in an exclusive Buenos Aires neighborhood to where he was brought after being discharged from the hospital.
He was found to have died of a heart attack
Those to face charges for professional negligence areu, neurosurgeon and family doctor Leopoldo Luque, psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, psychologist Carlos Diaz, medical coordinator Nancy Forlini and four others includin g two nurses.
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