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A new proposed bill called ‘Esther’s Law’ would protect patients in nursing homes from elderly abuse by allowing cameras in their rooms.

The bill’s name was chosen after the mother of Ohio resident Steve Piskor, who advocated for change after his mother was abused in a nursing home by her caretaker.

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After he suspected that his mother was abused by her caretaker in a nursing home, Ohio resident Steve Piskor decided to put a hidden camera in his mother’s room. According to Title Law Firm, this was the event that started the processing of the bill called Esther’s Law.

When Piskor put the camera in his mother’s room, he ended up finding that his mother was indeed abused by her caretaker including yelling and physical abuse. Steve ended up posting the footage to his Youtube channel and then started working with lawmakers to make sure that future incidents–like what happened to his mother Esther Mitzi Piskor, who passed away in May of 2018–wouldn’t continue to happen to elderly loved ones in nursing home situations.

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