Michael Schumacher Health Updates: F1 champ's health care costs rise to £115,000 a week; condition still uncertain but improving
Michael Schumacher's condition remains uncertain but is said to be improving every day. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation in a specialized medical facility built within his estate and is showing signs of progress according to insiders. His health care costs rise to an astounding £115,000 a week.
According to Mirror Online, even the legendary Formula One champion isn't spared from rising health care costs worldwide. It was reported that his family is paying a whopping £115,000 a week to help him in his recovery after suffering major injuries from a skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2013.
Schumacher was lifted from a medically-induced coma six weeks after the accident and was then transferred back to his estate in Lake Geneva for further rehabilitation. A state of the art medical facility was said to have been installed in his home - thus the bulky expenditure for treatment.
According to another article by Express, the total bill for Schumacher's rehabilitation has already peaked at £12million. He is currently being treated by an exclusive 15-man team of medical specialists that includes nurses, medical technologists and physicians. His manager and spokesperson Sabine Kehm has also announced that his client showed signs of progress and improvement.
It was also reported that loyal supporters as well as powerful companies such as Mercedes have pitched in to help with the rising cost of his care. His wife Corinna has also sold off a holiday home in Norway as well as a private jet to help with the expenditure.
The medical experts are reportedly doing all they can to help the seven-time Formula One World Champion get back to a normal life, according to the Daily Mail. An insider from the special clinic built within Schumacher's home grounds revealed, "A large part of the team that cares for Michael now was trained by our specialists. We are following his treatment and are still a point of contact and entirely at his disposal."
A medical specialist at a German brain facility also said that if Schumacher is indeed showing signs of progress, familiar faces as well as the familiar surroundings of his home will play an important part in his recovery.
There has been constant outpouring of support for the retired German racer, with fans all around the world leaving messages of hope and optimism on various community pages as well as Michael Schumacher's own website. Updates of his recovery remain scarce as Kehm and the family requested for a media blackout for the sake of their peace and privacy.