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Res judicata bars claim after final award (access required)

Even though claimant’s medical benefits claim included a claim for deep vein thromboses, where the deputy commissioner’s award did not address DVT, and neither party appealed, the award became final and res judicata bars a later claim to pay for DVT medical treatments. Background The claimant, Rich, broke a bone in his left foot on Oct. 17, ...