Maradona’s doctor probed for involuntary manslaughter

On November 11, Luque allowed Maradona to leave hospital eight days after undergoing brain surgery. On Wednesday, Maradona died after suffering from a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. Soccer star Diego Maradona, who was hospitalized last Monday and subsequently operated on for brain swelling, insists on leaving the hospital, although his doctor declines to discharge him so that he can continue with recovery. EPA-EFE/Enrique García Medina

Leopoldo Luque, doctor of former Argentine soccer player, Diego Maradona, speaks to the press outside the Olivos clinic where he is hospitalized in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 06 November 2020. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Maradona’s doctor probed for involuntary manslaughter

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08803748 Leopoldo Luque, doctor of former Argentine soccer player, Diego Maradona, speaks to the press outside the Olivos clinic where he is hospitalized in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 06 November 2020. Leopoldo Luque, his personal physician. I think he needs a lot of care, we all know that Diego needs a lot of care’ he said on 06 November, in statements to the press, the Dr. ‘I think this is the first time or one of the few times that Diego is told no. Leopoldo Luque, his personal physician. Soccer star Diego Maradona, who was hospitalized last Monday and subsequently operated on for brain swelling, insists on leaving the hospital, although his doctor declines to discharge him so that he can continue with recovery. Maradona suffered from serious health problems for many years, including multiple heart attacks, hepatitis and a gastric bypass due to his issues with his weight. Luque said that he had done “everything he could, up to the impossible” to save his friend, and expressed willingness to give testimony in front of a judge even if he was not called in by investigators. Argentina is coming out of three days of national mourning following the death of the football legend. I think he needs a lot of care, we all know that Diego needs a lot of care' he said on 06 November, in statements to the press, the Dr. 'I think this is the first time or one of the few times that Diego is told no. Local media reported that police raided Luque’s home and clinic on Sunday after witnesses reportedly said they had seen a fight between the star and Luque, which allegedly included a shove. EPA-EFE/Enrique García Medina

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Football legend Diego Maradona’s doctor, Leopoldo Luque, is being investigated for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the star’s death.