Andrea Dearden Mar. 20, 2013, 11:44am

The son of a woman who died while living at a Belleville nursing home claims the facility's alleged negligence caused her death.
Douglas J. Wolf, as executor of the estate of Anna L. Wolf, deceased, filed a petition Feb. 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Helia Southbelt Healthcare LLC, doing business as Four Fountains.
Helia Southbelt Healthcare operated Four Fountains, a long-term nursing and rehabilitation center treating elderly and disabled patients, according to the complaint. Douglas Wolf says his mother, Anna Wolf, was admitted to Four Fountains in Belleville in Spring 2011. While in the facility's care, Douglas Wolf says his mother was left unattended and fell in her room, "causing her to sustain head injuries, resulting in her death."

Douglas Wolf contends Helia Southbelt Healthcare violated the Illinois Nursing Home Act OBRA Regulations by operating a facility that "created a substantial probability that the risk of death of serious mental or physical harm to a resident would result therefrom." He says the company failed to follow necessary laws and regulations to ensure safety for its patients.

Wolf says his mother suffered serious injuries, medical expenses, disability, loss of normal life, disfigurement, great pain and suffering which resulted in liabilities to her surviving family members. He is asking to be awarded more than $50,000 in damages, court costs and any other relief the Court determines to just and equitable.

Attorneys J. Brian Manion and Nathaniel O. Brown with the Weilmuenster Law Group in Belleville are representing Wolf.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-110

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