Argentine medical board to decide on Diego Maradona’s death on March 8.
On March 8, the Argentine General Prosecutor’s Office will convene a medical jury to determine if the late football hero Diego Maradona had undergone sufficient care prior to his death, legal sources said on Tuesday, February 23.
On November 25, weeks after getting brain surgery on a blood clot, the Argetine football hero died from a heart attack.
Investigators are seeking to decide whether there was neglect in the health treatment of Maradona before he died or not.
Nine specialists, including the medical examiners who took part in the Maradona autopsy, will be called on March 8, according to news from Argentina.
In San Isidro, a suburb of the capital city of Buenos Aires, the Public Prosecutor has summoned two more witnesses to testify before prosecutors on Thursday: a nursing coordinator and a psychiatrist in charge of managing the home treatment of Maradona during the days before he died.
In the involuntary manslaughter probe, five other persons, including neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque and psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, are also under investigation.
Members of a WhatsApp chat group addressing Maradona’s condition were the last two persons involved in the inquiry, local media reported.
Two of the daughters of Maradona, Gianinna, 31, and Jana, 24, will also testify before investigators on Thursday after accusing Luque of being responsible for the declining health of Maradona.
The first autopsy performed the day Maradona died revealed that he had suffered from fluid in the lungs and acute cardiac failure caused by a heart muscle condition that makes it more difficult to pump blood. It was twice the usual size of his nucleus.
It was also revealed that before his death, Maradona suffered from liver, renal and cardiovascular diseases, having faced drug and alcohol addictions throughout his lifetime.