Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Allegations of Abuse of People with Brain Injuries at Florida Facility

Recently, Bloomberg has shed light on a disturbing pattern of abuse of patients with brain injuries at the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation (FINR). As a result, videos and statements of patients who have experienced abuse over several years at FINR, have recently come to the public's attention causing charges of abuse to be filed by local authorities. Now, more than ever, it is important to check up on family members in any long-term healthcare facility.
Almost all of the patients at FINR, a for profit facility charging just over $1,800 per day, are there as a result of worker's compensation or personal injury lawsuits from around the country. As a result, many of FINR's patients are uprooted from their families and admitted to this facility in rural Central Florida. Thus, family members visit infrequently at best, with the understanding that their injured relative is being taken care of at a high-end facility in Florida.

If you have a family member in a long-term healthcare facility, it is extremely important to keep tabs on how they are doing and the care they are receiving. Law firms in Florida are investigating the alleged abuse at FINR, as civil lawsuits on behalf of abused patients will likely occur in the near future.

To read the full Bloomberg article, check out the following link:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-24/brain-injured-abuse-at-for-profit-center-scandalizes-u-s-.html

To contact a lawyer regarding a family member with a brain injury that has been abused at a treatment facility in the United States, check out the following link: Brain Injury Abuse Lawyers or contact DisabilityInsight at michael.k.beck@gmail.com.

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