Updated 05/07/2021 18:09
The expert on behalf of the defense of Carlos Ángel “Charly” Díaz, Diego Armando Maradona's psychologist accused in the case investigating his death, considered that the "cognitive resources" of the former soccer player "were not enough to sustain the world fame that he acquired ".
The controversial statement was made by the forensic psychiatrist Blanca Graciela Huggelmann, who this Friday presented her disagreements to the report of the official experts who participated in the medical board, who determined that the treatment that Maradona received before his death was
"inadequate, deficient and reckless".
At point 24, where the prosecutors gave the experts the opportunity to make additions that they consider of interest, Huggelmann began defending his colleagues accused in the case by stating that
“there is no doctor who studies to harm a person
, and this case is not among the exceptions ”.
The psychologist Carlos Díaz, one of the defendants in the case for the death of Maradona.
His expert witness presented disagreements with the medical board.
Photo: Luciano Thieberger
Then he linked the society that idolized the former footballer with his past with drugs.
“Maradona managed his life and his environment until the last day.
lived as best he could
, because he was a consumer product of society and, I
his cognitive resources were
not enough to sustain the world fame he acquired playing soccer, "wrote the expert.
“Maybe that led to his long years of consumption.
It is difficult for a country to be known by a soccer player, ”said the forensic psychiatrist.
"The entire society at its most childish level constantly demanded and pressured a man who needed him to be their idol always, at all costs, something like he should be eternal," he reflected.
And he added: "Maradona gave happiness, Maradona said what occurred to him in front of whoever it was, Maradona was able not to appear before the Pope when he summoned him ... the world laughed ... he did not think about prosecuting him."
And in the end, he concluded: “Maradona died, with respect to his addictions he managed to overcome them, but his psychic autonomy is still disputed as a 'chronic drug addict', is that what is being discussed?
Or do you feel that society as a whole was the one that, with so much demand, was
breaking its greatest idol
The result of the Medical Board
The investigation into the death of Maradona, headed by the team of prosecutors made up of Patricio Ferrari, Cosme Iribarren and Laura Capra, under the direction of the attorney general of San Isidro, John Broyad, has as its central point the conclusions provided by a medical board made up of by 11 official experts.
The 70-page report maintains that the former captain of the Argentine National Team was
abandoned "to fate
Leopoldo Luque and Agustina Cosachov, two of the seven professionals charged in the case.
The interdisciplinary team of experts concluded that Maradona's treatment was
"inadequate, deficient and reckless
These statements complicate the situation of the
seven professionals charged
in the case, especially the former footballer's doctor, Leopoldo Luque, the psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov and the head of nurses Mariano Perroni.
As noted in the report, "
the life-threatening signs
presented by the patient
" prior to his death, on November 25 last year.
Regarding nursing care, they warned that it is "
plagued with inefficiencies
"Diego Armando Maradona did not present correct controls and assistance by medical-assistance, nursing and therapeutic companions neither in time nor in form. According to the regulations of good practices", they sentenced.
In addition, they indicated that "he cannot rule out" that the medication he received for his addictions "had an influence on the fatal outcome."
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