Argentine prosecutors have called for further investigations into Dr. Leopoldo Luque for practices that allegedly led to the death of 1986 World Cup legend Diego Armando Maradona.
Early investigations into the death of Maradona had the prosecutor working on the case make big claims about the way the former Argentina national team coach was treated before he died.
Maradona died in his home on 25 November after suffering a heart attack and it was said that Dr. Leopoldo Luque was set to be looked into after Maradona’s daughters expressed concerns about how their father was being treated for his heart condition.
However, Dr. Luque defended his practice in an emotional televised interview, claiming that Maradona “should have gone to a rehabilitation center. He didn’t want to. I am the person who has been taking care of him. I’m proud of everything I’ve done. I have nothing to hide. I am at the disposal of justice.”
But, the prosecutors insist that Dr. Luque neglected his patient as per the La Repubblica report: “No one took care of the patient, we are in the presence of guilty behavior of doctors in a case of serious neglect.”
“The patient was not monitored, was not under continuous medical supervision as his condition would have required. He did not take any medication for his heart disease.
“Without any doubt, his doctor was Dr. Leopoldo Luque. He co-ordinated such deficient home care which was totally unorganized. The patient confided in him blindly.”
Dr. Leopoldo Luque, who had his house and offices raided by authorities days after Maradona’s death, was also described as somebody who “doted on the champion and wanted to go down in history as the doctor who saved Maradona”.