F1 boss retains ‘hope’ for stricken Michael Schumacher as medical costs top €14m
Published 24/10/2015 | 15:20
It is now closing in on two years since Michael Schumacher’s horrific skiing accident and it is being reported that his medical care costs have soared past the €14m mark.
The seven time Formula One champion suffered serious injuries after going off-piste on the French Alps in December 2013. He was later placed in a medically induced coma to keep his condition stable.
This week Schumacher’s close friend and former colleague, Ross Brawn, revealed he still held out hope for a full recover.
“I do keep in touch, but we try and keep a balance of going to see him against calling, and not being a pain. I’ve been to see him a few times; Corinna, his wife, calls me occasionally and keeps me update,” he is quoted as saying in The Inquisitr.
Autoweek has reported that the 46-year-old has lost 65lbs since the accident.
The rehabilitation process is a costly one, with 15 medical staff caring for him at a special medical suite at his mansion in Switzerland.
Reports are claiming that it is amounting to €140,000 per week and has cost the family more than €14m.
In May it was reported that Schumacher’s wife, Corinna, sold her husband’s €34m jet and was considering selling their chalet in France.