Leopoldo Luque said in audios and messages that he deserved a statue for his care for ‘El Pibe’; he and six other professionals are investigated for medical negligence in the death of the former player
The neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, investigated along with six other people for the death of Diego Maradona, insulted the daughters of the Argentine idol and said he deserved a statue for the services rendered, according to messages leaked by the television station ‘Todo Noticias’ on Thursday, 25. Appointed as a family doctor, Luque led the team that operated the ex-player’s head on November 3, 2020 due to a subdural hematoma. A few days before the death of the world champion in 1986, the professional uttered insults against Dalma e Gianinna in messages and audios. “They have to make a monument of mine. I want us to make a pact. Diego stops drinking and they only receive their father’s love. I’m still working, ”said Luque, who days after the surgery shared an image with Maradona published on the front page of the world’s leading newspapers.
His interlocutor, the lawyer and businessman close to Maradona, Victor Stinfale, also insulted Maradona’s daughters, who were upset by the photo. Luque stayed with the laurels of surgery, but shortly afterwards it became known that a large team operated on the idol, who died on November 25, at the age of 60. He was a victim of acute pulmonary edema secondary to chronic heart failure. “’Boludo’, do you understand? You are on national TV, they are talking about you in all the media. They identified him as Luque. In a week they forget if there were four surgeons, a surgeon … Whether you touched him or not is anecdotal, because a surgeon does not operate alone. There is another who is at your side for whatever reason, ”cried Stinfale in one of the messages.
“Todo Noticias” also showed some messages that Luque exchanged with psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, another investigated in the case, the day after the death of ‘El Pibe’. “For me, we have to be calm. The autopsy will give natural death. What are they going to say? If any bad person wants to investigate, they will call us and we will have to introduce ourselves. We don’t have to think about it. I have a lot of patients who die and that’s the way it is. There are some in which I am summoned, and in others, not. But this is not going to be the case. We have to be calm, ”said Luque to the psychiatrist.
The Argentine judiciary formed a medical board to analyze whether there was deficient medical assistance for Maradona. In addition to Luque and Cosachov, psychologist Carlos Díaz, doctor Nancy Forlini, nursing coordinator Mariano Perroni and nurses Ricardo Almirón and Dahiana Gisela Madrid are being investigated.
* With information from EFE