The Vicenza Prosecutor’s Office, two years after the death of Michele Merlo, requested the dismissal of the case: here are the reasons of the prosecutors.
At the moment, there appears to be no one to blame for the death of Michele Merlo. The Vicenza Prosecutor’s Officewho was investigating the possible responsibilities of general practitioner of the singer, opted for the closure of the case. Prosecutors failed to demonstrate that Michele Merlo, who grew up artistically in the Amici di Maria De Filippi school, could have been saved through a timely diagnosis.
The Death of Michele Merlo
Michele Merlo died on 6 June 2021 after undergoing emergency surgery at the Maggiore Hospital in Bologna due to a cerebral hemorrhage triggered by sudden fulminant leukemia.
Before arriving in Bologna, Michele Merlo had visited a doctor’s office in Rosà and the hospital in Cittadella, where he had described his symptoms and shown the bruises on his legs which were getting bigger as the hours passed. Domenico Merlo, Michele’s father, told Il Resto del Carlino the day after his son’s death “my son was rejected from the Vergato hospital and accused of having used drugs“adding”the doctor, if he had been more attentive, would have noticed that something was wrong, would have recognized the symptoms of leukemia and ordered tests”
The reasons of the Vicenza Prosecutor’s Office
Now the request for dismissal from the prosecutors of the Vicenza Prosecutor’s Office who, as Today writes, stated that “it was too late to save” Michele Merlo, this is because fulminant leukemia is “insidious” as a disease. Furthermore, the prosecutor asserts that even “adequate therapies do not guarantee a high possibility of survival”, as the experts had asserted.
The magistrates, therefore, were unable to certify that Michele Merlo’s death was due to the negligence of the doctors who had examined him before his hospitalization in Bologna. Now the family, who has always pointed the finger at Rosà’s doctor, could appeal, asking for additional investigations and new reports.