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IL Attorney General proposes law allowing cameras in nursing homes

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently proposed a law that would allow for individuals to place video cameras or similar recording devices into the rooms of their relatives who are in nursing home facilities. Their relatives, and anyone else living in the room, would have to consent to being recorded, but Madigan hopes that the presence of such recording devices could help to reduce instances of nursing home abuse and other forms of mistreatment.

Madigan stated that the realities of nursing home abuse spurred her to take action, adding that the presence of such recording devices could provide loved ones and family members with peace of mind, as they could verify that their loved ones were being appropriately cared for.  Should this bill pass, Illinois would join five other states, including Texas and Washington state, that have passed similar laws in order to ensure proper care and appropriate treatment in nursing homes and similar assisted living facilities.

Sadly, nursing home abuse is an all-too-common reality in nursing homes across the U.S., and at Spiros Law, P.C., we believe that it is important to hold nursing homes accountable when residents are injured due to negligence or abuse. Contact our dedicated Kankakee nursing home abuse lawyers today by calling (815) 929-9292 if you or a loved one has suffered harm in a nursing home, and learn more about what we are prepared to do for you.