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Memory of David Milligan


QUALITY PRIVATE DUTY CARE of Jamestown, Tennessee neglected a patient who had COVID-19 and did not inform staff and did not provide PPE for the home. They ignored all alerts. My daughter unknowingly brought the virus home, and it killed my husband. My three-month-old grandson was also admitted into Children’s hospital. They do not take care of patients or staff. They have been rude to our family and refused to help with funeral expenses on 10-14-2020.


Our family had avoided Coronavirus for nine months. We cleaned everything, wore a mask, and stayed at home. We sprayed alcohol on everything. Grocery pickup and Amazon was the only shopping we did for months. My husband and I lived with my daughter and her two sons.

September 7, 2020, my daughter started working for Quality Private Care. She alerted her supervisor that her patient was sick. They ignored the alert.

September 11, 2020 my daughter became sick and went to the Emergency Room. She tested positive for COVID-19 and started quarantine.

September 16, 2020, my husband and I went to the doctor and were tested for COVID-19.

September 17, 2020, the nurse called and said my husband and I tested positive for COVID-19.

September 18, 2020, the doctors admitted my three-month-old grandson into Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. He tested positive for COVID-19.

September 24, 2020, my husband went to the ER, and his O2 was 84. They admitted him, and he was put in the ICU.

October 7, 2020, my husband passed away.

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