Governor Bruce Rauner is signing “Gabby’s Law”, named after a five year old girl who died of sepsis. Gabby Galbo of Monticello passed away in 2012 due to untreated sepsis. This new law, sponsored by State Senator Chapin Rose, requires Illinois hospitals to be better prepared to recognize and treat patients with the infection.
Symptoms of sepsis include extreme pain, fever, shivering, feeling sleepy confused and skin discoloration. It’s the third leading cause of death in the United States.