More than two years have passed since the death of Diego Armando Maradona the circumstances of his death have not yet been resolved, for which the eight medical professionals in charge of the Argentine’s health were charged. The Court of Appeals of San Isidro (Buenos Aires) decides this Tuesday if the case goes to trial as “homicide with eventual intent” or with a “milder qualification”.
At the hearing called for this March 7 will attend Agustina Cosachovpsychiatrist, and Pedro Di Spagnaclinician as well as nurse Daiana Gisela Madridto expand his appeal arguments and avoid being treated in court as eventual intentional homicide, punishable by between 8 and 25 years in prison, reports the Argentine news agency Télam.
In this sense, the Prosecutor’s Office considers that there was irregularities in the medical treatment received by the Argentine and “absence of filing of salvage action some that could prevent the death” of Maradona, as well as an “internal acceptance” of the death, according to local media reports of the resolution of the local Guarantees judge who brought the case to trial, Orlando Díaz.
Autopsy and expert conclusions
The autopsy performed on ex-footballer after his death at the age of 60, it determined that the death was due to “acute pulmonary edema secondary to exacerbated chronic heart failure.” A “dilated cardiomyopathy” was also discovered in his heart.
The expert medical board that has been investigating the circumstances of his death, recalls the same agency, revealed that the star, who suffered from various pathologies, had in agony 12 hours before deathhe was not “in full use” of his mental capacities and would have had a better chance of living had he been admitted to a health facility.
Likewise, they consider that the medical team was aware of Maradona’s condition and were aware of the “possibility of a fatal outcome with respect to the patient, reports Télam, and even so they were “indifferent”, and they did not change “their behaviors and the drawn up medical plan”for which they maintained “the harmful omissions” and “abandoned” the health of the former Argentine coach to chance.
He rest of defendants They are the psychologist Carlos Díaz, the doctor who coordinated the home care Nancy Forlini, the coordinator of the nurses Mariano Perroni and the nurse Ricardo Omar Almirón.