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Meet the Brennicks

Part 3 of 4: Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center originally was part of a national chain of brain injury rehab centers called New Medico, owned by Charles Brennick of Boston. Nursing-home abuse investigator Sue Bessette teamed up with former New Medico patient Lucy Gwin in the early ’90s to uncover fraud and abuse across a $10 billion industry – leading to an FBI investigation.  

We look for answers about why and how the Brennicks are still in business, heading to the swamps of Wauchula, Florida, to visit with Charles’ son, Joseph, at his brain injury rehab center, the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation.


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