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Widow alleges husband fell at Four Fountains nursing home

By Michael Abella | Jan 30, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A widow has filed a wrongful death claim against Four Fountains nursing home after her husband allegedly fell.

Helen Schulte, as wife and next of kin for Joseph Schulte, deceased, filed a complaint on Jan. 6 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Helia Southbelt Healthcare, doing business as Four Fountains, alleging the nursing care provider breached its duty when the decedent was allowed to fall.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges her husband fell when the defendant failed to monitor him properly. As a result of Four Fountains' alleged negligence, Joseph Schulte died on Jan. 7, 2015, the suit states.

Helen Schulte alleges she suffered loss of support, society and relationship with her husband.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit.

She is represented by James R. Williams of Williams, Caponi & Associates PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-5

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