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Res Judicata Bars Former Police Officer's Claim for PTSD

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 | 0

The Washington Court of Appeals ruled that a former police officer was barred by the doctrine of res judicata from pursuing his claim for benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder. Case: Wright v. Pierce County Risk Management, No. 56979-5-II, 11/21/2023, unpublished. Facts: Curtis Wright worked for the Pierce County Sheriff's Office from 1984 to 2011. In 2002, Wright was assigned to the homicide team and the officer-involved shooting squad as a detective. In 2010, Dr. Ann Alpern diagnosed Wright with post-traumatic stress disorder generated from work-related incidents since 2003. W...

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