BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona’s doctor was questioned by district attorneys on Monday in an examination right into cases that he and 6 various other clinical employees had disregarded the ailing football symbol in his last days, precipitating his fatality.
The look of Leopoldo Luque, 39, closes a two-week process of examination, with the seven having showed up individually to defend themselves versus the allegations.
The neurosurgeon reached the district attorney’s workplace in San Isidro, Buenos Aires, in a dark fit and connection and dark glasses a hr before his hearing was due to begin, declining to make a statement to waiting reporters.
Judicial sources stated his lawyers had submitted a document to district attorneys ahead of the hearing that is anticipated to last a number of hours. Maradona died of a cardiovascular disease last November at the age of 60, weeks after going through brain surgery for an embolism.
Luque, who has described the sporting legend as a buddy, supervised of his medical team, which a board of specialists found had actually supplied poor treatment and deserted the idolized gamer to his destiny for a “extended, agonising duration” before he was discovered dead in bed.
A court will next off decide whether to purchase a trial, in a process that might take years. The suspects risk in between eight and 25 years in jail if found guilty.
An investigation was opened adhering to a grievance submitted by two of Maradona’s 5 kids versus neurosurgeon Luque, whom they criticize for their daddy’s damage after the operation.
A panel of 20 medical specialists assembled by Argentina’s public prosecutor stated last month that Maradona’s treatment was rife with “deficiencies and also irregularities.” The panel concluded he “would have had a better chance of survival” with sufficient therapy in a proper medical center.
Instead, he died alone in a rented out residence in a special Buenos Aires area where he was receiving residence treatment.