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Schumacher’s alleged medical files stolen, says his management

Jun 23, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

The management for seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher – who recently came out of a months-long coma after his skiing accident in December – has released a statement saying that someone is trying to sell what are alleged to be his stolen medical files.

The statement discloses that the Schumacher camp can’t say if these files are legitimate, but that it will press charges against any media outlet that chooses to use them for publication.

It does not make clear whether the notes came from his time at Grenoble (France) Hospital or at University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he has been transferred to begin his rehabilitation.

Here is the full statement:

“For several days stolen documents and data are being offered for sale. The offeror claims them to be the medical file 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.

“We expressly advise that both the purchase and the publication of such documents and data is 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.

“We trust for your understanding.”

Schumacher sustained a severe head injury while skiing at the Meribel resort on Dec. 29, 2013. While at Grenoble, he underwent several surgeries and was put into a medically-induced coma; doctors began to slowly bring him out of it in January of this year.

  1. testover6370 - Jun 23, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Some people just weren’t raised right.

    • indycar02 - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:11 PM

      their arteries must be all clogged up (stroke, ect), their brain must be a real mess.

  2. techmeister1 - Jun 23, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    There is a LOT of scum in the world including some in the media who will commit crimes for financial gain. I hope they catch the thieves and send then to prison for 15 years for theft and attempts to sell the files. If anybody is dumb enough to publish them, they should also get at least 15 years in prison and a minimum 50+ million dollar fine.

  3. techmeister1 - Jun 24, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    It’s laughable that two people here find it acceptable to steal medical records and then try to sell them… Maybe the thieves are reading these comments? LOL

  4. worknman24hours - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    People will do anything for money.

    Sold to the right news outlet,if truly Michaels medical records,these records would be worth a million or more euros.

    Sadly,the families desire to keep Michael’s health private has increased the curiosity of the public and thereby the value of these records and any photos of Michael as well.

    The world is a cruel place at times.

    Keep fighiting ,Mikey,I don’t need to know anything other then that you are with your family and heading in the right direction-which by all accounts you are.

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