Football legend Diego Maradona received inadequate care in the hours before his death and was left to his fate for a “long and tormenting period”. Its in a report from a medical panel that investigated Maradonas death. The death process of the football icon took at least twelve hours before it collapsed, according to the report.
At the end of last year, Maradona died of a heart attack at the age of 60. A few weeks before that, he had undergone brain surgery, with a blood clot removed. Shortly after his death, the Argentine Public Prosecutors Office initiated an investigation to determine whether he had received the right treatment or whether there was negligence.
“ The action of the team responsible for the treatment of Diego Armando Maradona was inadequate, flawed and reckless,” quotes Reuters news agency from the investigative report. He would have been unwell 12 hours before his death, and the investigators conclude that his condition has not been closely monitored since then.
15 years cell
Press agency AFP, which has also seen the 70-page research report, reports that Maradona had better chances of survival with adequate treatment in a medical clinic. He now received home care in a residence in Buenos Aires before his death.
The investigation into the death of Maradona focuses on seven people who may have been involved, including brain surgeon and physician Leopoldo Luque, psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov and psychologist Carlos Diaz. If they are convicted of accidental manslaughter, they can be sentenced to a maximum of 15 years in prison.
Maradona has been struggling with health problems for much longer. Already during his football career, he was addicted to hard drugs. Also obesity, partly because of his unhealthy lifestyle, played him off. He underwent several heavy surgeries.