Legislation dubbed "Gabby's Law" is headed to the Illinois governor's desk. The bill is named after Gabby Galbo of Monticello, who died of sepsis four years ago at the age of five. It requires hospitals to implement and update procedures for the early detection and treatment of sepsis.
The measure is sponsored by Representative Bill Mitchell, who noted Gabby's parents' hard work in pushing for the legislation.
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According to the CDC, sepsis is the body's overwhelming response to infection and can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.