At least eight doctors and nurses – who treated football superstar Diego Maradona in the weeks leading to his fatal cardiac arrest – will be put on trial, a judge in Argentina said in a lengthy document.
Sixty-year-old Maradona underwent surgery for a subdural haematoma weeks before his demise.
Prosecutors now claim Maradona’s death was the result of “omissions” by his caregivers.
In the 236-page document released to local media on Wednesday, the judge in charge of the case questioned “the behaviours – active or by omission – of each of the accused which led to and contributed to the realisation of the harmful result.”
A medical board appointed to investigate the football legend’s untimely death on 25 November 2020 concluded a year later that the medical team acted in an “inappropriate, deficient and reckless manner”.
They now face possible charges of “simple homicide” – a serious charge that means taking a life with intent.