ATLANTA — In April 2018, Charles Milne picked up the phone to hear that his 73-year-old sister was fighting for her life.

A nurse from her Marietta nursing home said his sister was having trouble breathing, he said. He asked the nursing home on the phone to send her to a hospital. But the nurse said Leona Milne signed a non-resuscitation (DNR) order and refused to go to the hospital, he said.

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