Scepurek v. The Board of Trustees of the Northbrook Firefighters' Pension Fund

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (1st) 131066
Decision Date: 
March 4, 2014
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 2d Div.
Justice: 
SIMON
Holding: 
Reversed.
Lieutenant and firefighter/paramedic sued for wrongful denial of his application for duty disability pension, despite that all medical opinions unanimously agreed that he suffered on-the-job injury, while he was administering CPR, that left him unable to perform his regular duties and permanently disabled. All physicians, including Board's independent medical evaluators, concluded that CPR incident, at least in part, contributed to his permanent disability, and Plaintiff was never medically cleared to return to his duties, and no evidence was conflicting. as to disability. Thus, Board's denial was not supported by manifest weight of evidence. (HARRIS and PIERCE, concurring.)