On January 8, 2019 the First District Appellate Court held oral arguments in Siwinski v. Fireman’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of the City of Chicago, et al.
The plaintiff was a firefighter paramedic. The plaintiff applied for a line of duty disability pension based on PTSD. The pension board denied the plaintiff’s application. The trial court affirmed the pension board’s decision. The plaintiff appealed. The issue is whether the pension board’s decision is against the manifest weight of the evidence.