Doctors at Grenoble hospital where Michael Schumacher is receiving treatment for his grievous head injury following a ski accident has reportedly denied rumors that the Formula 1 champion has died.
Michael Schumacher, who has been in a coma since December 29 last year after the accident in the French Alps, was rumored to have died in the Grenoble hospital where doctors have been trying to bring him out of the coma.
Michael Schumacher was rumored to have died in the Grenoble hospital where doctors have been trying to bring him out of the coma
According to the Daily Star, a spokesperson for the hospital has stated that Michael Schumacher is still alive and doctors are trying to bring him out of the induced coma.
However, experts said that any attempt to wake Michael Schumacher could end up in him being in a permanent vegetative state, adding that the sleeping drugs in his body alone may take weeks to exit his system.
Doctors at Grenoble University Hospital, where Michael Schumacher was placed into a medically induced coma, fear the racing champion “could be in a coma forever.”
On December 29, Michael Schumacher injured himself in a skiing accident in the French Alps.
Since the accident, Michael Schumacher, 45, has undergone two brain surgeries and, despite some reports of small progress, doctors have been steadfast in their insistence that that status of his brain injuries remain critical.
Michael Schumacher injured himself in a skiing accident in the French Alps
The German magazine Focus spoke with experts on Michael Schumacher’s condition and reported that the seven-time Formula 1 champion “could be in a coma forever”. In addition, doctors in France told the German newspaper Bild that Michael Schumacher’s condition is so grave there are currently no plans to wake him.
The biggest concern for doctors when it comes to patients in forced comas is that oxygen to the brain is reduced in a coma, and the longer the patient remains in a comatose state, the more likely long-term effects such as brain and organ damage are sustained.
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