The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation Inc. and several affiliated organizations filed for bankruptcy protection this week after several reports of abuse and neglect. The Institute, once a well-known brain injury institute, was facing several lawsuits for putting patients’ welfare in jeopardy. The Institute has not paid any insurance companies, law firms, medical supply companies, utility bills or taxes for the past several months.
Last August, Florida officials ordered the Institute to remove 50 patients from the Wauchula, Florida location to other facilities. The Institute’s financial problems and mismanagement came to light after an investigation revealed a “history of violence.” Patients were subjected to brutal beatings from caregivers, were encouraged to fight with one another while their caregivers looked on and male patients were encouraged to fondle female employees.
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Florida Brain-Injury Facility Files for Bankruptcy, www.miamiherald.com January 07, 2013
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