A medical report on the death of Diego Maradona, given to prosecutors, said that the Argentine footballer, suffering for more than 12 hours, did not receive adequate treatment and survived even if he was properly hospitalized. Could.
The medical panel worked on the report for two months, which was written by more than 20 doctors. Maradona, who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup, is considered one of football’s greatest players.
The document complicated the defense of seven people under investigation in the case, including brain surgeon Leopoldo Luke and psychiatrist Agustina Kosachov, who both worked for Maradona.
Maradona, 60, died of a heart attack on November 3 at a rented accommodation outside Buenos Aires following a brain operation.
The medical report said Maradona said that “the patient’s signs of life risk were ignored”, showing “disproportionate signs of prolonged suffering” for at least 12 hours.
The document also stated that Maradona was paying attention to the rented house “not meeting the minimum requirements for a patient with medical needs”. It said the Argentine star would not have died with “substantial hospitalization”.
Maradona faced medical problems due to a variety of drugs and alcohol. He was reportedly near death in 2000 and 2004.
Julio Rivas, a lawyer for Luke, said he would try to cancel the report’s medical forensics.
“They have made a biased report, a bad one, no scientific basis,” he said.