Pressure Ulcers, which unfortunately occur relatively frequently as a result nursing home negligence, run a serious risk of infection, and worse; sepsis. Sepsis, a biological response to infections, can kill an adult within hours. Sepsis can form as a result of a skin infection, such as a pressure ulcer, and spread throughout the body shutting down vital organs. If sepsis does result from the formation of a pressure ulcer while you or a loved one is under the care of a nursing home facility, the nursing home may be negligent. To find an Illinois lawyer who can assist you in this matter, please contact Levin & Perconti. To read more about sepsis, please click here.