Somebody Swiped, Is Trying to Sell F1 Champ's Med Files

Schumacher's records stolen from French hospital

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 24, 2014 1:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – Michael Schumacher's medical files have been stolen from a hospital in France and are being offered for sale to the media, the F1 champ's manager warns. The files taken from a hospital in Grenoble where Schumacher spent months in a coma after a skiing accident last December contain details of surgical procedures and are being offered for close to $70,000, according to the Telegraph.

The manager says while it's not clear if the documents on offer are authentic, they have clearly been stolen and, since it is illegal to buy or publish confidential medical data, she will "press for criminal charges and damages against any publication of the content or reference to the medical file," CNN reports. The 45-year-old racing legend finally emerged from his coma earlier this month and is now undergoing rehabilitation in Switzerland.

Germany's former Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher looks up ahead of a 2008 race in Germany.   (AP Photo/Eckehard Schulz, File)
Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher sits in his car during a free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil in November 2012.   (AP Photo/Victor Caivano, File)
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