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Res Judicata Doesn't Bar Worker's Request to Reopen

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 0

The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the doctrine of res judicata did not bar a worker’s request to reopen her claim based on a worsening condition. Case: Jimenez v. Lakshmi Narayan Hospitality Group Louisville, No. 2021-CA-0515-WC, 09/10/2021, published. Facts and procedural history: Maria Jimenez worked for the Lakshmi Narayan Hospitality Group Louisville as a housekeeper at a Holiday Inn hotel. She filed a workers’ compensation claim in September 2015, asserting she suffered injuries when she slipped and fell while cleaning a bathroom. At a benefit review conference, the ...

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