Buenos Aires: Argentine soccer icon Diego Maradona (Pixel) He received insufficient medical care and was left to his fate for a “long and painful time” before his death last year, a medical panel of experts concluded Friday.
In a 70-page document, the commission stated that Maradona, who died of a heart attack on November 25 at the age of 60, “began to die at least 12 hours before” from the moment he was found dead in his bed.
Maradona died just weeks after undergoing brain surgery for a blood clot.
The Argentine public prosecutor summoned a committee of 20 experts to examine the cause of death and determine whether there was any negligence.
Maradona neurosurgeon, Leopoldo Locke, psychiatrist Augustina Kuzakov and psychologist Carlos Diaz are under investigation, along with two nurses, a nursing coordinator and a medical coordinator.
This discovery could lead to an unlawful death and up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.
The lawsuit was prompted by a complaint filed by two of Maradona’s five daughters against Loki, the censures accusing him of their father’s deteriorating condition after brain surgery.
Maradona underwent surgery on November 3, just four days after he celebrated his 60th birthday at the club that coached him, Gimnasia y Esgrima.
However, at that time he appeared in poor health, and he had difficulty speaking. – France Press agency