Maradona’s medical staff to stand trial for criminal neglect

Thu 23 June 2022 | 10:18

Diego Maradona’s eight medical staff that treated him before his death in November 2020 have been charged with neglect.

There were eight medical staff who treated

Diego Maradona

before he died and they are going to stand trial because of criminal neglect.

A judge in Argentina ordered a trial for the individuals that did not take "action that could have prevented the death" in November 2020.

The iconic player Maradona died aged 60 when he was recovering from a blood clot, coming after years of fighting with cocaine and alcohol addictions.

Two weeks after the procedure done in his house in Buenos Aires, Maradona passed away. He was taken there when the hospital discharged him after suffering a heart attack.

They concluded that he “would have had a better chance of survival” if he had an adequate medical facility.

Prosecutors requested a trial from Maradona’s caregivers, saying that he was left “to his fate” after a verdict from the medical experts that he was neglected for a "prolonged, agonizing period".

The date for the trial has yet to be scheduled but they will stand trial on accounts of a legal definition of homicide characterized by negligence done knowing that it may result in a person’s death.

They may face eight to 25 years in prison, despite all of them denying responsibility.

source: SportMob

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