Advocate Group Thinks Video Cameras will Decrease Nursing Home Negligence

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 12:05pm PDT

Since nursing home negligence has been featured in newspapers across one state recently, a victim advocate group is petitioning the state legislature to avoid further abuses.

The group is asking legislatures to apportion funds to install video cameras in nursing homes across the state. While the group was quick to explain that not all nursing homes foster and encourage negligence, they believe there are too many that slip under the radar. The group says video cameras will help protect nursing home residents and monitor the activities of healthcare professionals that are not doing their jobs properly.

Not only will the cameras protect the residents, the group explains, but staff members as well. In any case where negligence is reported, the staff member can use the video camera footage to his/her advantage to prove innocence. However, this footage can also be used to support claims of negligence when they arise.

Nursing home negligence can lead to physical and emotional trauma and should never be tolerated. If you know someone who has suffered this form of abuse, contact the Lanier Law Group, P.A. now to consult with a North Carolina personal injury lawyer who can intervene and put an end to maltreatment immediately.

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