WAUCHULA, Florida -- There are more disturbing pictures coming from the brain injury rehab facility in Hardee County where patients have been beaten, abused, and have died.
There are new allegations of brain injured patients being beaten at the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation (FINR) and the organization may be trying to avoid paying off lawsuits since it has filed for bankruptcy.
The newest beating allegations involve a witness, the girlfriend of the victim. Stephanie Watson says she visited Scott Berg on Sunday. "They beat him," she says.
Watson took pictures on her cell phone, and the pictures are disturbing.
According to a Hardee County Sheriff's Office report, five employees walked into Berg's room and battered him, punched him, choked him, and dragged him to the ground. Berg was taken to the hospital.
Watson, who was able to record a little video and some audio on her phone before being pushed out of the room, says five staffers eventually attacked Berg. She can be heard in the recording saying, "Please guys, don't hurt him. There's, like, five of you in there and only one of him..."(click pic to continue reading)