Michael Schumacher recently woke-up from a coma that had lasted for more than six months. The recovery is nothing short of a miracle. Michael’s medical team and the hospital certainly deserve a medal for bringing back the world’s greatest Formula 1 racer. In case you are wondering how he got better from a condition that few wake from, the truth might be accessible, but unfortunately not in the legal manner.
Medical reports of ace Formula 1 racer Michael Schumacher are confirmed to have been stolen, just a week after the racer came out of his coma. His entire medical history, stored in a physical folder was apparently stolen from the CHU Grenoble in the Alps, reported The Guardian. The hospital is one of the best to treat critical trauma victims.
The hospital is famous for treating vacationers who have been injured while skiing in the treacherous Alps mountain range. Incidentally, this is exactly how Michael Schumacher sustained critical damage and was admitted to the hospital, where he lay for one of the longest durations in recorded medical history. While there have been consistent rumors of him having woken-up, his family had denied the same.
But Michael’s medical care, prognosis and treatment methodologies are sure to be fascinating as few have come back alive or have woken-up after such a long coma. Moreover, even fewer cases have been reported of a person having woken-up after a naturally induced coma, instead of a medically induced-one.
Sabine Kehm, Schumacher’s managing director, confirmed the news,
“For several days stolen documents and data have been offered for sale. The new owner claims them to be the medical files of Michael Schumacher. We cannot judge if these documents are authentic. However, the documents are clearly stolen. The theft has been reported. The authorities are involved,”
Clearly, neither people on Michael’s payroll, neither the hospital, want these precious documents out in the open. Sabine continued, “We expressly advise that both the purchase and the publication of such documents and data are forbidden. The contents of any medical files are totally private and confidential and must not made available to the public. We will therefore, in every single case, press for criminal charges and damages against any publication of the content or reference to the medical file,” reported The Telegraph.
As with any such news, the hospital authorities aren’t saying a word about the theft of Michael Schumacher files. The spokeswoman for the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) where the celebrity is now been rehabilitated, refused to comment on the issue.
Michael Schumacher has certainly been one of the greatest sportsmen, the world of racing has seen. It is certainly great to see him back on his feet, but shouldn’t the miracle cure be published?
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