A FORESTRY worker who almost died from a tick bite has been allowed to continue an £80,000 damages claim against his bosses.
Iain MacEchern, 57, developed lyme disease and was in hospital for months after being bitten, and has been left with significant disabilities, a court heard. He alleged he had not been given enough protection against parasites.
The Forestry Commission denied negligence in the way it had guarded against lyme disease, and asked a judge at the Court of Session in Edinburgh to dismiss Mr MacEchern's claim. To read more click here.