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Disease linked to firefighting not 'catastrophic injury' allowing free health insurance: IL Supreme Court

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 30, 2016

A Rockford firefighter who officials determined contracted cardiomyopathy through his decades of service at the city’s fire department cannot also assert the disease should be considered a “catastrophic injury” entitling him and his wife to free health insurance under a “line-of-duty” pension, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled.

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