Diego Maradona was in ‘agony’ for at least 12 hours after doctors provided ‘insufficient medical care’ as investigation into the death of Argentinian legend reveals they did not give him ‘better chance of survival’
- Football legend Diego Maradona died in Argentina on November 25 last year
- An inquest into his death has said doctors have provided “insufficient medical care.”
- It adds that they have not given the Argentinian icon a ‘better chance of survival’.
An inquest into Diego Maradona’s death found that his medical team acted in an “inappropriate, flawed and reckless manner.”
The Argentinian football legend died of heart failure on November 25 last year at the age of 60, leading to a period of mourning and angry finger-points over who was to blame for his death in the South American country.
Argentine prosecutors began an investigation in a home near Buenos Aires shortly after Maradona’s death, including having his personal doctor’s property searched and investigating others involved in his care.
An inquest into Diego Maradona’s death said he was receiving “insufficient medical care.”
Argentina’s football icon died on November 25 to cause a period of mourning in the country
Maradona, battled alcohol and drug addiction for years and had brain surgery in November.
Football Italia reported that the study found that Maradona would have had a ‘better chance of survival’ had he received ‘adequate medical care’.
It says that the 1986 World Cup winner was left in “agony” for at least 12 hours before his death and that the care he received was “inadequate, incomplete, and careless.”
The ruling found that his doctors’ were clearly aware that the condition could prove fatal ‘but were’ indifferent to the situation and did not change their approach and ‘essentially left their patient’s health to mere coincidence’ .
The inquest said Maradona was left in ‘agony’ for a period of 12 hours before his death
After his brain surgery, Maradona’s doctors “demanded” that he be released from hospital and return to his home in Tigres.
However, the inquest ruled that Maradona was “not in full control of his mental abilities at the time” and was therefore “incapable of making decisions about his health and care.”
A copy of the report shared with Reuters said: “The action of the health team responsible for treating DAM (Diego Armando Maradona) was inadequate, flawed and reckless.
“He showed unequivocal signs of a prolonged painful period, so we conclude that the patient was not properly monitored from 12:30 am on 11/25/2020.”
Maradona has played for Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, Boca Juniors and Argentinos Juniors, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.