The Argentine justice takes to oral trial the file of the eight defendants for criminal negligence and malpractice in the death of Diego Armando Maradona. The judge in charge of the case, Orlando Díaz, maintains the accusation against the Argentine star’s medical body for the crimes of simple homicide with eventual intent, which could lead to sentences of between eight and 25 years in prison.
the neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luquethe psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, the psychologist Carlos Diaz, the doctor who coordinated home care Nancy Forlini, nurses coordinator Mariano Perroni, the nurses Ricardo Omar Almiron Y Dahiana Gisela Madrid and the clinician Pedro Di Spagna They will go to trial where they will try to determine what degree of involvement they had in Maradona’s death.
Judge Diaz maintains in the resolution that there was “absence of interposition of any saving action that could prevent the death” of Maradona, as well as an «internal acceptance» of the «possible occurrence of the result finally produced». In addition, he questions that “the conduct that each of the defendants would have displayed, not complying with the mandate to act that good medical practice placed in their heads.”
Maradona He passed away on November 25, 2020, aged 60, days after undergoing emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma to his head. It was during his recovery process that he died at his home in Buenos Aires, due to acute pulmonary edema caused by chronic heart failure, according to his autopsy.
The one who was considered one of the best players in the history of football was being treated at that time for his addiction to alcohol, which led him to be hospitalized for anemia and dehydration one day before his operation. Just three weeks after the intervention, death occurred.
After him, the medical team that took care of him was accused of simple homicide with intent, an accusation that is still maintained and that, now, will be brought to trial. At the moment, there is no date for the hearing.