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Increased awareness of inmate brain injuries

Researchers have called for more to be done to raise awareness within the criminal justice system of how brain injuries and offending can often be related.  Recent reports have found that the level of brain injuries among offenders in custody is...
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Ski lift leaves eight injured

After eight people were injured on a ski chair-lift in Aberdeenshire, the operators will not face prosecution.  The accident happened in February of last year at the Lecht Ski Centre in Corgarff in Aberdeenshire. It was heard that while some ski...
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Helicopter crash anniversary

One year after a helicopter crash in Samburgh Airport killed four people, 100 people gathered in Shetland to pay their respects.  Last August a Super Puma helicopter crashed while trying to land at Samburgh Airport in Shetland, killing Sarah Dar...
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Poundland pays out to pensioner

An 86-year-old woman from Bridge of Earn, Perthshire, is to receive £3,000 in compensation after a display of batteries collapsed on her in a Poundland store. Peggy Dempsey suffered serious injuries in the incident in 2012, and required weeks of phys...
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Worker death at abattoir

An abattoir in Galashiels has been fined after being found guilty of two health and safety breaches which led to the death of one of its workers.  The owners of Scottish Borders Abattoir Ltd were fined £100,000 after being found guilty by a jury...
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Decision on man’s care reversed

A council told a man in the final stages of motor neurone disease that he was not ill enough to qualify for free personal care on two occasions. East Ayrshire Council informed Andy Masterton that he was too early to apply for benefit as they only pro...
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Scientist admits blame

Leading scientist, Nathan Bailey, has admitted to causing a car crash that led to the death of an elderly man.  The accident happened on the 28th of April last year on the M9 near Stirling.  34-year-old St Andrews University academic Nathan...
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Stair lift worker awarded compensation

A stair lift worker from Inverness has been awarded compensation after falling down a step.  Kathryn Hay (45) won £2500 after she slipped from one step to another while measuring them during the installation of a stair lift.  Ms Hay had bee...
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12-year-old hit on bike

A 12-year-old boy was the victim of a hit-and-run incident yesterday while he cycled on a rural road near his home.  The police are currently looking for an orange Mitsubishi that had been overtaking the boy when he hit his bike at around 3pm ye...
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Aberdeen man sues for £30k

A 58-year-old lorry driver from Aberdeen is suing an engineering company for around £30,000 after an accident left him with life-changing injuries.  Robert Craig had been carrying out a delivery when the accident happened in July 2011.  He ...
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15 injured on T in the Park funfair ride

An investigation has been launched to uncover how fifteen people were injured on a funfair ride at T in the Park earlier this month.  The annual weekend music festival saw around 85,000 fans attend Balado each day, alongside an estimated 70,000 ...
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Footballers to be protected from concussion risk?

The footballers’ union FIFPro has called for an investigation to be launched into how concussion protocols could be introduced into the sport.  It has been argued that an independent doctor, as opposed to the player or coach, should make the dec...
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No procedure to avoid accident

Following the death of well-known farmer William Davidson (62), a sheriff has ruled that there was no procedure in place to prevent the accident from happening.  Mr Davidson died in January 2013 after he fell from a silage pile at his farm near ...
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Nursing home to improve or face closure

Following a recent inspection, an elderly care home in South Lanarkshire has been told to improve care standards immediately, or face closure.  The Care Inspectorate raised “serious concerns” about the care of the elderly residents at Miltongran...
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Fears over A&E care

A recent report has raised concerns over the care being provided at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  Accident and emergency consultants are worried that doctors are struggling to provide “safe care” as a result of severe staff shortages.  While a...
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Motorsport safety review scheduled

Following the deaths of three spectators at a car rally in the Borders, the Justice Secretary has announced that a review of motorsport safety in Scotland is to be carried out.  The individuals who lost their lives on Saturday were Iain John Pro...
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Hospital infection rates remain high

A recent report carried out by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) found that hospital-acquired infections still pose a huge risk to patients.  With previous years seeing great progress in the fight against hospital infections, it would seem that i...
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Claimant loses compensation bid following seagull attack

A woman who made a claim after she was injured by a swooping seagull has lost her legal bid for £7,000 in compensation. Cathie Kelly said that she tried desperately to avoid the dive-bombing bird outside the Ladyburn Business Center in Greenock. ...
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Triple in A&E patients waiting longer than four hours

A recent report has revealed that three times as many people have to wait for treatment in A&E than five years ago.  With the national target expecting 98% of A&E patients to be seen within a four-hour window, the report found that NHS S...
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APIL Expresses Concerns Over Medical Innovation Bill

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has questioned the need for a new bill that seeks to reduce the risks of clinical negligence claims in England & Wales by prescribing when medical innovation is appropriate and responsible.The dra...
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