FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayette County woman is suing over claims her son, a minor, was injured when a youth compound bow fell apart.

JD Milam, a minor, by his next friend and natural guardian, Felicia Treadway, filed a lawsuit Oct. 29 in Fayette Circuit Court against Precision Shooting Equipment Inc., and Escalade Inc. and Indian Industries Inc., both doing business as Indian Archery, Escalade, Escalade Inc. and Escalade Sports; citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Milam was given a "Cobra Jova Jr." youth compound bow manufactured and distributed by the defendant companies and was using it Sept. 26, 2012, when the bow broke apart, causing the string to strike Milam in the eye. The complaint states Milam sustained permanent injuries to his left eye, incurring medical expenses more than $6,200. The defendants are accused of negligence in the manufacture and distribution of the defective bow.

The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Kevin Burke Burgess, Christopher B. Frost and Steven R. Broadwater Jr. of Hamilton, Burgess, Young & Pollard in Fayetteville. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul M. Blake, Jr.

Fayette Circuit Court case number: 14-C-304

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