Lapses of judgement immediately after accident harmed the German’s chances of recovery…
Michael Schumacher’s condition is worsening because of a “serious lapse of judgement,” made by the medical staff involved in his care, according to the former chief Formula 1 medic, reports the Daily Mirror.
Gary Hartstein, in charge between 2005 and 2012, claims to have been told by “Usually impeccable sources”, that mistakes made immediately after Schumacher’s accident “could, and almost certainly did, worsen the outcome”.
Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since December 29 last year, after he hit the right side of his head on a rock while skiing with his family.
Since then, the seven-time world champion has been fighting for his life with neurosurgeons forced operate twice at Grenoble University Hospital, to alleviate pressure inside Schumacher’s skull and remove blood clots formed as a result of the accident.
However, Schumacher, who entered hospital weighing around 75 kilograms is reportedly down to just over 50, due to his lack of movement.
American Dr Hartstein sadly believes that the longer Schumacher remains in his coma, the less likely it is that he will eventually recover.
“As time goes on it becomes less and less likely Michael will emerge to any significant extent,” said Hartstein.
“And whereas I worried more than a bit about what was going to happen when and if really bad news got announced, I’ve realised that perhaps the lack of updates has given us all a chance to move on a bit, to process what’s happening, and start to… detach.”