New Law to Provide Better Nursing Home Accountability
Lawmakers in the State of Illinois have heard the cries for more protection for nursing home residents loud and clear. According to a recent article on the St. Louis Business Journal website, effective January 1, 2016, families can now install surveillance cameras into their loved ones’ rooms in nursing homes.
These cameras will allow families to electronically monitor their relatives during all hours of the day or night to ensure that they’re receiving the proper level of care and treatment from nursing home staff. Three other states also have this law in place, which makes Illinois a step ahead of most states in the U.S. Families can now have peace of mind, and they can take legal, justified action when necessary to protect the ones they love most.
As your St. Louis personal injury attorneys, we see a lot of cases of elder abuse at the hands of negligent nursing home employees. These cases are often very sad as nursing home residents often are not able to defend themselves or speak up when they’re being treated poorly.
Perhaps you have a loved one who is currently residing in a nursing home and you suspect that elder abuse has taken place. You are able to fight against this type of treatment. Contact your local St. Louis nursing home injury attorneys and get additional information on forming a case. We will help you and fight hard for compensation.