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IDAHO HUNTER SUES CALIFORNIAN OVER GUNSHOT WOUND

An Idaho man who was shot while deer hunting has filed a lawsuit seeking $85,000 from a California man.

Kenneth Meacham and his wife Sandra, of Boise, were hunting near Fountain Green, Sanpete County, on Oct. 21, 1991, with David Llewellyn, of Los Angeles, when the shooting occurred.The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City claims Llewellyn attempted to shoot a wounded deer without first determining the location of other members of the hunting party.

Meacham was struck in the head and face, causing his lower jaw to shatter, knocking out his teeth and damaging tissue to his tongue, mouth and neck.

The suit said Meacham has incurred more than $75,000 in hospital bills and lost wages exceeding $10,000.

"Meacham has endured and still endures pain, suffering, fright, shock, mental and emotional distress," the suit says.

The lawsuit also claims that Sandra Meacham has suffered from a loss of companionship because of her husband's injuries.

The couple is seeking special damages for medical expenses, and general damages including lost wages and additional costs as determined by a jury.