BUENOS AIRES – A court docket in Argentina has ordered a murder trial in opposition to eight medical officers for his or her alleged legal neglect that induced demise of soccer legend Diego Maradona.
Regarded by many as the best footballer of all time, the 60-year-old died in November 2020 whereas recovering “without complications” from profitable mind surgical procedure for a blood clot.
The soccer nice died of cardio-respiratory arrest round two weeks after he was shifted to his rented home in Buenos Aires neighborhood from hospital.
In its Wednesday’s ruling, the court docket remarked that the accused individuals had did not take actions that would have saved the lifetime of Maradona.
It has not fastened a date for the trial.
The murder trial in opposition to Maradona’s private physician Leopoldo Luque and 7 others has been ordered in mild of a probe carried out by a 20-member workforce of medical consultants.
The panel discovered that an enough therapy may have prevented the demise of the footballer. It additionally founder that the famend participant was deserted by his caregivers and negligence led to his demise.
On the idea of the report, prosecutors had requested the court docket to being a murder trial in opposition to the eight medical personnel.
Prosecutors have additionally accused the caregivers of being “the protagonists of an unprecedented, totally deficient and reckless hospitalization at home.”
The eight medical personnel could face sentences starting from eight to 25 years in jail.
In the meantime, all of them have denied the allegations.