The attending doctors of the former Argentine football player Diego Maradona, as well as the doctors who cared for him, could make mistakes and not provide the necessary assistance, according to the report of the medical commission that investigated the circumstances of the death of the football player, Free News report with reference to Clarin and Todo Noticias.
Officially, the report will be published on May 3, but some media details have been learned now.
According to Clarin, the treatment prescribed to Maradona should have been different. According to him, the members of the medical commission assign the main responsibility to the neurosurgeon, psychiatrist, and head of the nurses who cared for Maradona. In particular, they should have paid more attention to the heart disease and cirrhosis of the liver, which the football player suffered from.
Todo Noticias also reports that the doctors did not ensure proper monitoring of the patient’s health. In addition, the authors of the report, according to the publication, were able to confirm that Maradona died between 04.00 and 06.00 on November 25 in his sleep. The death of the football player was recorded by an ambulance doctor who arrived around 13.15; before that, they tried to resuscitate him for 45 minutes.
This information contradicts the initial claims that Maradona woke up in the morning and was awake for some time on the day of his death. The media then wrote that the football player reported feeling unwell after breakfast, went to bed, and died a few minutes later.
The new data may also affect the investigation into the circumstances of Maradona’s death, Clarin writes. According to the publication, the article of the case can be reclassified from “manslaughter” to “causing death with indirect intent” or “failure to assist with subsequent death.” In the first case, the defendants may face from eight to 25 years in prison, in the second — from five to 15. Maradona died at the age of 60 on November 25, 2020.