HOUSTON — A former CVS worker claims he developed Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder after working at a "high robbery" store where no
security was provided for employees.
Devonte Hughes filed a complaint
July 12 in Harris County District Court against CVS Pharmacy Inc.,
doing business as CVS Pharmacy #06726, Meadowlake Investment 3 PL and
Meadowlake Delaware Company GP # LLC alleging negligence.
Hughes began working at the CVS store on Katy Freeway in Houston in
2019. He claims he was scheduled to work the "night shift" because he
was told the store needed "strong people to work overnight" and that on
May 6, 2019, two masked gunmen jumped over the counter and demanded
money and all of his personal belongings including his phone and
Hughes claims the store was robbed again in July of 2019, and that
he returned from his lunch break to find his co-worker had been pistol
whipped by the robbers. He further claims that even after resigning from
the CVS store location, he suffers from anxiety and Post Traumatic
Hughes alleges CVS failed to have sufficient security at its store
or provide bullet resistant windows, wall panels or talk throughs to
protect employees despite CVS knowing the store was in a location known
to be at high risk for robberies.
Hughes seeks monetary relief of more than $500,000, interest, trial
by jury and all other just relief. He is represented by Andrew Cobos
and Nicholas Kacal of The Cobos Law Firm in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2021-41879