Wednesday March 27 2013
Medics blamed for Morosini death

An inquest into the death of Piermario Morosini during a Pescara-Livorno match last year has blamed the medical staff of both clubs and the ambulance service.

Udinese-owned midfielder Morosini was on loan at Livorno when he collapsed during a Serie B match in Pescara on April 14 2012.

He was transported to hospital, but never regained consciousness. An autopsy found an undiscovered congenital heart defect was the cause of death, but today’s inquest is targeted at the attempts to save him.

The result of the inquest is damning, suggesting the medical staff of both clubs and the ambulance crew who came to Morosini’s aid did not use the defibrillator at any point. “This had a causal effect on Morosini’s death.”

It was only used once the 25-year-old arrived at the hospital, by which point the chances of survival were extremely slim.

The Pescara medic should’ve had access to a defibrillator, as it was his home stadium, but even more criticism was aimed at the ambulanceman Vito Molfese.

He did not check whether the defibrillator had already been used and continued to ignore his own equipment “when the chances of survival were still fairly high (60-70%).”