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Claim over tick bites allowed to go ahead

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.



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