Doctor Of Cameroonian Footballer Who Died On The Pitch Has Been Charged With Manslaughter
Posted On 07/07/2016
A Romanian doctor has been charged with manslaughter for making no attempt to resuscitate Cameroonian footballer Patrick Ekeng, who died of heart failure last month. Ekeng, 26, collapsed shortly after coming on as a substitute for Dinamo Bucharest in a league game and died after hospital staff were unable to resuscitate him.
The Bucharest prosecutor’s office quoted forensic scientists as saying 95% of people with similar heart problems survive cardiac arrest if defibrillation is administered within 60 seconds.
Even if among Patrick Ekeng’s causes of death were the cardiac problems he suffered from, by her unjustified inaction Elena Duta removed any chance of survival.”