The Public Prosecution Service in Argentina has assembled a panel of medical specialists to investigate the death of Diego Maradona. On March 8, this will focus on the question of whether the football icon who died in November received the correct treatment before his death.
Maradona died of a heart attack at the age of 60, just weeks after undergoing brain surgery to remove a blood clot. The Argentinian public prosecutor’s office tries to find out whether errors have been made in the medical treatment and whether there may have been negligence.
Nine experts will, among other things, screen the medical file of the former star player on 8 March. The doctors who performed the autopsy have also been summoned to the meeting.
Five people, including brain surgeon and personal physician Leopoldo Luque and psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, have already been identified as suspects in the criminal case, with unintentional manslaughter as formal charges. Later this week, the prosecution questioned the doctor who was responsible for the home care Maradona received just before his death.
Maradona suffered liver, kidney and circulatory disorders at his death. His heart was twice the size of normal. During his life he struggled with addiction to cocaine and alcohol and with depression.