Eight health professionals to stand trial over alleged role in death of legend Diego Maradona
An Argentine appeals court has confirmed that 8 health professionals will stand trial over their alleged role in the death of football legend Diego Maradona.
As requested by prosecutors, the 8 are accused of “simple homicide with wanton disregard” and could face between 8 and 25 years in jail if found guilty.
Maradona died on November 25, 2020 from heart failure after the former Boca juniors, Barcelona and Napoli star had undergone brain surgery earlier that month.
An autopsy later revealed the 60 year old, who led Argentina to the 1986 world cup title, died in his sleep of acute pulmonary edema, a buildup of fluid in the lungs, because of congestive heart failure.
The medical report also revealed Maradona’s heart weighed almost twice as much as that of a normal person……and Maradona “showed unequivocal signs of a prolonged agony period” for at least 12 hours
The date of the trial has yet to be set but is expected to start in 2024.
Those to be tried are neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, Psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, Nursing Coordinator Mariano Perroni, Psychologist Carlos Diaz, Medical Coordinator Nancy Forlini, Clinical Doctor Pedro Di Spagna nurses Ricardo Omar Almiron and Gisella Madrid.