Medical staff in Argentina to be tried for Maradona death


Diego Maradona is widely considered one of the greatest footballers in history. The former Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Napoli star was suffering from liver, kidney and cardiovascular disorders when he died. – EPA pic, June 23, 2022.

EIGHT medical workers will stand trial for alleged criminal neglect causing Argentine football legend Diego Maradona to die in bed while receiving post-surgery care.

A judge yesterday ordered a culpable homicide trial for the eight, who include Maradona’s family doctor and nurses, based on evidence that they had failed to take “action that could have prevented the death” in November 2020.


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