Schumacher's medical records stolen
24 June 2014 – Michael Schumacher's medical records have been stolen and are being offered for sale, his manager, Sabine Kehm has confirmed.
Schumacher, who won the Formula 1 Drivers' title a record seven times, suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident while on a family holiday in the French Alps on December 29. He was transferred from Grenoble hospital in France to one in Switzerland last week after it was announced he was no longer in a coma. It is believed the files were taken from Grenoble.
"For several days stolen documents and data are being offered for sale. The offeror claims them to be the medical file[s] of Michael Schumacher," Kehm said in a statement to the media.
"We cannot judge if these documents are authentic. However, the documents are clearly stolen. The theft has been reported. The authorities are involved."
Kehm also stressed that the family will press for charges and damages should any media outlet publish any content from the stolen files.
"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."