Technician sues maker of pharmacy windows after hand gets crushed

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | May 2, 2011

MARSHALL - After a customer shut a pharmacy window on her hand, a CVS Pharmacy technician is suing the manufacturer of the window drawer, claiming it was defective.

Bobbie Hughes and Billy Hughes filed suit against Diebold Inc. on April 18 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

According to court records, Bobbie Hughes suffered injuries while working at the CVS Pharmacy on May 6, 2009, when a customer closed the Diebold Window Drawer on Hughes' hand and arm. She states she was severely injured in the incident.

The defendants are accused of manufacturing a defective and unsafe window drawer by failing to warn and adequately instruct the plaintiffs of the known dangers associated with the use of the product.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages for medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, physical impairment, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, mental anguish, loss of household services, interest and court costs.

The plaintiffs are represented by Joe B. Stephens of The Stephens Law Firm in Katy.

A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge T. John Ward is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-00222

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