Surprise Visit on Brain Injury Center

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Three state agencies sent investigators to inspect the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation. The visit by the investigators was a surprise to the brain injury treatment center. The visit was made because allegations thus surfaced of abused or negligence patients.

No Statements So Far From Investigators

So far mum’s the word as it were. There has been no statement on what the Florida state investigators found at the 196-bed brain injury facility. Most noteworthy, the company is known as FINR, is one of the largest brain injury treatment centers in the country. The Center sees patients from all over the United States. However, this information warranted a closer look.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Liz Dudek most notably said: “we are all concerned about patient care.” He went on to say that patient care “well-being and safety at the Florida Institute of Neurological Rehabilitation” is of utmost import.


Many Government Agencies Involved in the Raid

Other agencies that participated in the surprise visit were investigators from the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Health. They also showed for in the inspection of the Florida Institute of Neurological Rehabilitation in Wauchula, Florida. The location of the facility is approximately 50 miles from Tampa. As a result, this is where investigators inspected the brain injury treatment center.

The agencies investigators said in a news release that they plan to review information collected to determine what the appropriate response based on their findings. This inspection into the brain treatment center comes in addition to when Florida Regulators ended inquires into the death of a patient at the Florida Institute of Neurological Rehabilitation and cases of alleged abuse.


The Attorneys for the Apparent Defendant Apparently Never Notified

According to the attorney for the brain injury treatment center, Wayne J. Miller, he was furthermore unaware of the multi-state agency inspections. Tort lawyers from across the nation are sure to be watching this one, said Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm PC, a California-based catastrophic injury firm. Thus, the importance of proper treatment remains obvious.

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