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Investigate Abuses at Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation


World  (tags: world, usa, ACTION, ABUSE, humanrights, ethics )

Rose
- 822 days ago - forcechange.com
Target: John Armstrong, Surgeon General and Secretary of Health for the State of Florida Goal: Investigate the alleged abuses of current and former patients at the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation.



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Past Member (0)
Monday August 27, 2012, 3:34 am
"Various private investigations and personal testimonies reveal a history of abuse at FINR. Staffers have been prosecuted for abusing autistic patients. Multiple wrongful death lawsuits have been settled. Congress even recalled 21 patients from the facility after an investigation into human rights abuses, and found that staff unnecessarily prolonged stays at the center to increase profits. Despite all these events, FINR continues to operate and accept patients.
A recent Bloomberg News report has caused FINR to come under scrutiny once again. Investigative journalist David Armstrong has exposed continuous cases of abuse and deception at the center. Dozens of former patients and family members disclosed stories of beatings, neglect and even deaths at the hands of staffers. Armstrong also determined that the directors of FINR used to run a similar center in the 1990s that was shut down after investigations revealed human rights abuses taking place inside the facility. These allegations are especially disturbing considering it is brain-injured patients that become victims of abuse."
 

Vivien Green (153)
Monday August 27, 2012, 5:11 am
Noted and signed thank you Rose.
 

Joe R. (190)
Monday August 27, 2012, 7:34 am
Thanks Rose. Signed and noted.
 

(0)
Monday August 27, 2012, 1:59 pm
Signed, thanks Rose.
 

. (0)
Monday August 27, 2012, 3:11 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Veronica C. (44)
Monday August 27, 2012, 11:19 pm
Abuse in these nursing and rehab facilities is an epidemic! My family is dealing with this issue right now. We reported abusive incidents to an agency recommended by a doctor and it did no good at all. We received a letter saying they found no signs of neglect or abuse and the facility passed their inspection. These facilities know how to cover their behavior. They don't all leave obvious signs. It is so hard to prove and so hard to get help.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (386)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 12:39 am
This place should be closed or its staff and management replaced. It's very hard on people when they have to put their parents or otistic children in these types of homes, and they should be allowed to sleep at night knowing they are getting the best possible care.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 12:57 am
noted + signed
 

anne barusta (0)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 4:43 pm
signed, this is very disturbing
 

Maggie Carmel (5)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 7:23 pm
Noted
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 5:07 am
Signed! Thanks Rose
 

alicia m. (100)
Monday September 3, 2012, 11:53 pm
noted, signed, gracias
 
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