The Georgia Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit against a doctor in a small-town nursing home over the treatment of a patient who died after developing an infection there.

Judge Amanda Mercier agreed with Cheryl Fields, daughter of the late Laura Josey, that Laurens County Superior Court Judge Jon Helton was wrong to throw out the case. Mercier, joined by Presiding Judge John Ellington and Judge Elizabeth Branch, reversed Helton’s grant of summary judgment to Dr. William Taylor Jr. of Southeast Geriatrics.

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