Death of Diego Maradona: nurse’s lawyer accuses doctors of killing him

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Rodolfo Baqué, the lawyer defending nurse Dahiana Madrid, pointed out Thursday the “responsibility of attending physicians” in the death of Diego Maradona. The Argentine footballer succumbed to a heart attack at his home in Tigre last November.

“They killed Diego.” The lawyer Rodolfo Baqué, the defender of one of Diego Maradona’s nurses, accused the legendary Argentine footballer’s doctors of being responsible for his death on Wednesday June 16.

This lawyer defends the nurse Dahiana Madrid, heard Wednesday by the public prosecutor’s office of San Isidro, in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, on the circumstances of the death of Maradona on November 25, 2020. In front of the media, he assured that the world champion 1986 football match was administered psychiatric drugs that accelerated his pulse even though he was being treated for heart disease.

“There is a responsibility of the treating doctors. Basically, there were a lot of warnings that Maradona was going to die overnight. And none of the doctors did anything to avoid it,” he said. he declares.

Diego Maradona, who suffered from kidney, liver and heart problems, died of a heart attack alone at his residence in Tigre, north of the capital, just weeks after undergoing brain surgery for a blood clot . He was 60 years old.

Player’s medical team faces jail time

At the beginning of May, an expert report had concluded that the former player had been “abandoned to his fate” by his medical team, whose “inadequate, deficient and reckless” treatment had led him to a slow agony.

Dahiana Gisela Madrid, 36, cared for Diego Maradona during the day, while another nurse, Ricardo Almiron, was in charge of watching him at night. He denied having abandoned his patient, claiming to have “received the order not to wake him up”. He also said he was never informed that Diego Maradona was suffering from heart disease.

Dahiana Madrid discovered the former player dead and tried to revive him, she explained in a first statement as a witness. In a report to her superiors, the nurse had written that she had tried to carry out these check-ups, but that Maradona had refused. She then admitted that this report had been written at the request of her superiors.

The seven members of the player’s medical team risk a referral to a court depending on the conclusions of the investigation, and sentences of 8 to 25 years in prison.

Shortly after the death, two daughters of the ex-Argentina captain, Gianinna, 32, and Jana, 25, publicly blamed Leopoldo Luque, the star’s personal doctor, for the deterioration. of their father’s state of health, triggering the legal proceedings.

With AFP

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