Carrillo v. Park Ridge Firefighters' Pension Fund

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (1st) 130656
Decision Date: 
February 14, 2014
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 5th Div.
Justice: 
TAYLOR
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Former firefighter/paramedic sought disability benefits for degenerative arthritis of knee. Pension Board concluded that injuries were due to preexisting knee condition rather than any acts of duty, and awarded her nonduty disability.Medical evidence was divided on issue of causation, and Board believed opinions of two physicians, who personally examined Plaintiff, rather than the other four physicians. No indicia of unreliability of those two physicians, and nothing in record indicates that their conclusions are inconsistent with facts available. (GORDON and McBRIDE, concurring.)