Jail for doctor who treated Patrick Ekeng, who died at stake

Editorial Mediotiempo and EFE

Bucharest, Romania / 22.02.2021 13:06:14

Almost five years after the sudden death of the Cameroonian footballer, Patrick Ekeng, Romanian justice found guilty of manslaughter to Dr. Elena Duta, who treated him on the field of play that May 6, 2016 in which he lost his life playing with the Bucharest Dynamo.

What is the sentence for Elena Duta?

The resolution of this Monday by the Bucharest Court of Appeal establishes that the doctor was grossly negligent by not attempting to revive the Cameroonian player during the three minutes it took for the ambulance to arrive, which it was determined did not have the necessary equipment to revive the player.

Thus, a Elena Duta se le has given a sentence – without the possibility of appeal – of 18 months in prison (which is suspended) and is obliged to provide community service for two months, as well as the payment of a compensation to Ekeng’s family in the amount of 200 thousand euros, covered by the insurance company that covered the match, according to the Romanian newspaper Sports Gazette.

What did Patrick Ekeng die of?

On May 6, 2016 at Dynamo Bucharest’s match against Viitorul, Patrick Ekeng (aged 26) died of a cardiorespiratory arrest after collapsing on the playing field. According to the autopsy, Ekeng suffered from heart problems.

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