Medical staff under investigation for death of man sent away
68-year-old refused treatment by three different hospitals28 August, 16:10
Giorgio Lanzilao, 68, was found collapsed in a field by his son with a spot on his finger and abrasions on his arm on August 22 near their home in the town of Ortelle. Lanzilao was taken to the Tricase, Poggiardo and Scorrano hospitals, but turned away from each one before being admitted to the Panico clinic in the town of Tricase seven hours later.
He died shortly after.
An autopsy to ascertain the cause of death is being carried out Wednesday.
The six people under investigation could face charges of involuntary manslaughter.