Diego Maradona nurse lied about checking on football legend before his death triggering rumors of foul play
There have been reports that state that he could have been saved, while others cite health officers who believe that Maradona could have been murdered
On the day football star Diego Maradona died, the nurses who cared for him at his home near Buenos Aires said they had checked on him and had found that he had breathed normally in the morning at 6:30 am. Then at 7:30 am, the nurses who had been at his home also said that they heard him use the washroom but hadn't entered his room. All of this was reported in a statement to their employer, private medical firm Medidom. However, according to a report in the Mirror, one of the nurses has come forward to claim that their reports were false and they were forced to make the statement. This revelation has added to the mystery that surrounds the footballer's death. There have been reports that state that he could have been saved, while others cite health officers who believe that Maradona could have been murdered.
Maradona was being cared for by the nurses after he underwent surgery to treat a blood clot in his brain earlier in November; the cause of his death was said to be a heart attack.
In the report to Medidom, it was stated that the nurse who took over from the overnight nurse had even attempted to check his vitals at 9:20 am. However, the footballer had reportedly refused. However, with the nurse coming forward to state that she never entered his room that morning, and also mentioning that she was "forced to lie", the investigators said, "What the witness added...is that she was made to write in a report for Medidom...that she had tried to monitor Maradona’s vital signs when the reality is she let him rest.”
It was also reported that the first health officers to arrive on the scene had said, "Call prosecutors and the police. We don’t want another Garcia Belsunce case," referring to 50-year-old sociologist who had died in 2002. Initially, her death was ruled as an accident, however, after her body was exhumed and an autopsy was conducted, it was confirmed that foul play was involved. This case is considered to be one of the most mysterious and controversial criminal cases in Argentina and also happened to be the inspiration behind one of Netflix's 'Unsolved Mysteries' episode.
Despite the nurse's confession, the authorities claim that so far there doesn't seem to be any foul play involved in Maradona's death. In fact, the initial autopsy reports suggested that the recovering cocaine drug addict had suffered heart failure that caused a blood clot.
The former Barcelona player's lawyer, Matias Morla, however, confirmed that no medical check-up was conducted on the star in the 12 hours before his death. Morla has also raised suspicion regarding the emergency response as the first ambulance to arrive on the scene took more than 30 minutes to arrive. However, legal sources contradict this information and say that the ambulance had arrived in 11 minutes. Morla has also questioned the doctor's judgment for allowing a patient who had undergone brain surgery just 8 days ago to be discharged from the hospital's care.
While such reports increasing the mystery around the Argentinian football star's death, his estate is now in the midst of a legal battle involving his children, alleged illegitimate kids, an ex-lover, and even the Italian government.