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A 78-Year-Old Woman Struck by Car in West Toledo
A 78-year-old woman was struck by a car Wednesday afternoon while she was walking across Secor Road. According to Toledo police, Linda Bell, of Richmond Road,…
Man Dies in Fulton County Motorcycle Crash
The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on US 20A near State Road 109 in Fulton…
Mesothelioma and the Risks of Exposure to Asbestos
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is very often caused by someone being exposed to asbestos at some point during their lives. While…
Ann Arbor man dies, two others injured, after crash at M-50 and M-52 near Tecumseh
An Ann Arbor man died following a crash Tuesday night at the intersection of M-50 and M-52 near Tecumseh. The 61-year-old man was ejected from a…
What is Mesothelioma and Where Can it Occur?
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that typically affects the linings that protect the organs of the chest and the abdomen. It is rare as…
Motorcycle Crash Kills Rider in Crawford County
TOLEDO, Ohio; A 38-year-old was killed in a motorcycle crash Friday night in Crawford County, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Alex Lawrence, 38,…
Michigan Expands List of Mandatory Reports After Dr. Nassar Sex Abuse Scandal
In some states, ANY person who knows or reasonably suspects that a child is being sexually abused has a legal duty to immediately report the…
Toledo Man Sentenced to One Year Behind Bars for Fatally Hitting a Man on a Bicycle Last October
A Toledo man was sentenced to a year behind bars after he struck and killed a bicyclist with his car in October of last year. …
Boyk Law Helps Ukraine
When news broke that Russia had invaded Ukraine, we all asked: How can we help? This was especially true for Charles Boyk Law Attorney, Andrea…
Cases of Interest: May 2022
Passenger Injured by Friend’s Reckless Driving Our client, a passenger in his friend’s vehicle, was traveling on a county road in Napoleon Township. While travelling…
Accidents When Truck Tires Threads Separate
It is very likely you have seen them when you have driven down the highway at some point. Large Semi-truck tires that have become detached,…
Fulton County Crash Kills Whole Family
WAUSEON, Ohio — According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, three children and two adults are dead after a crash late Saturday night on County Road…
My Ever-Changing Mom
My mom was a kind and loving woman who passed away in 2009, a few days before Christmas. I came along when she was 22,…
Where Are They Now? Boyk Law Clerks of the Past
Law Clerks play an important role in the legal system. They are usually new attorneys or law students who provide essential services for a judge,…
Boyk Law Clerk Publishes Article in UT Law Review
Jesse Scott, our most recent Law Clerk, had an article published recently in The University of Toledo Law Review, a journal dedicated to producing legal…
The Triumphant Return of Bikes for Kids! Charles Boyk Law to Give Away 10 “Bikes for Kids” This Summer!
Charles Boyk Law Offices is excited to announce the return of its annual Bikes for Kids Giveaway, where we choose 10 deserving children to receive…
CASES OF INTEREST: APRIL 2022
Nose Bitten Off By Family Friend’s Pet Dog Our client was visiting a family friend who owned an English Springer Spaniel. As our client was…
Mancy’s Secret Sazerac Cocktail Recipe
Gus Mancy from Toledo’s First Family of Restaurants joined Chuck on the Boyk Brief podcast recently to talk about his family’s businesses and the challenges…
    Meet Gypsy Rose, a recent addition to our support staff. She is a 16-week-old Morkie (Maltese + Yorkie Terrier = Morkie). Her breed…
Springtime Means Watch for Motorcycles
Now that spring is here, and the weather is warmer, more motorcycles will be on the road. Drivers can practice motorcycle awareness by looking twice…
Civil Lawsuit Filed After Company Hires Registered Sex Offender Who Then Takes 12-Year-Old Girl From Store & Rapes Her
Our firm has filed a lawsuit against Lassus Bros., an Indiana corporation that runs a chain of Handy Dandy gas station/ convenience stores, after it…
CCNO Medical Negligence Scandal Grows As More Claims Come Forward
  Our firm recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio (CCNO) and its medical staff after an investigation revealed that…
Bronson Battle Creek Hospital Knowingly Hired Doctor With History of Medical Fraud and Malpractice
Dr. Danial Castro, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, & throat), practiced The Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma (MCSO) from 2005 to 2010, where he would perform…
Boy Dies After Falling From Drop Tower Ride at Amusement Park
Orlando, Florida: On March 24, 2022, a 14-year-old boy died at ICON theme park. The boy was on ICON’s Free Fall ride, which it bills…
Motorcyclists Beware – Weather Brings Out Potholes
Spring is around the corner and getting out your motorcycle can be a fun way to take advantage of the nicer weather. Unfortunately, motorcyclists face…
Michigan: What is a “Serious Impairment of a Body Function” in Auto Accidents
The question posed above may seem a bit odd and one that you probably have never thought of before. However, it is very important when…
Major Settlement for Sandy Hook Massacre Victims
One of the oldest firearm companies in the U.S. has reached a $73 million dollar settlement for the victims’ families in the Sandy Hook Massacre.…
Baby Formula Recall Expanded After Second Infant Dies
On February 17, 2022, Abbott Nutrition, recalled multiple powered baby formulas, including Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare, after multiple complaints of infant illnesses related to Cronobacter…
Michigan Pedestrian Struck While Jogging Dies from Injuries
Adrian, Michigan – On the morning of February 7, 2022, Gregory Adams, 48, went out for a morning run. While jogging along the Howell highway…
Patient Harm: When Hospitals Hire the Wrong Doctors
One of a hospital’s most vital functions is to screen its medical staff to ensure that only competent physicians are allowed to practice at its…
Life Flight Called to Scene of Semi-Truck Accident in Fulton County, Ohio
Delta, Ohio – On the afternoon of February 14, 2022, a serious two-vehicle crash occurred just south of Delta, Ohio. According to emergency responders, the…
Bowling Green State Professor Found Guilty of Rape of a Child
A former Bowling Green State University Professor, Timothy Davis, was found guilty of rape after changing his earlier not guilty plea. He was originally indicted…
Client Birthday Celebration
Happy 101st Birthday to Tom Browning, client of Boyk Law Attorney Mike Bruno. Tom is a WWII Veteran who was a Captain in the U.S.…
CASES OF INTEREST: MARCH 2022
Semi-Truck Runs Red Light & Causes Collision in Intersection Our client was traveling southbound on Locust Street in Oak Harbor, approaching the intersection of Water…
Ohio To Put Body Cameras On Every Guard in Every Prison After Inmate Deaths
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction recently announced that it is implementing a plan to purchase and deploy more than 5,000 body cameras on…
Boyk Law Advantage: Nursing Paralegal
All of our legal assistants and paralegals here at Charles Boyk Law have an important role to play when it comes to handling your case,…
U.S. Postal Worker Makes the Best of a Serious Accident
On February 1, 2019, Deb White was working as a mail carrier and stopped to deliver mail on Holland Sylvania Road in Toledo, Ohio when…
Ann Arbor Volunteer Group Helping Homeless Turn A HouseN2Home
“HouseN2Home was founded with the idea that anyone exiting homelessness deserves to have a safe, warm, and inviting home. So, we gathered together as volunteers…
Auto Accidents Involving Pregnant Drivers
An auto accident is always a scary and disruptive event. Even more so if you are in an auto accident and you or your loved…
Another Major University Held Accountable for Employing a Predator Doctor
The University of California is yet another of many universities settling six-figure settlements for sexual assault and harassment. The university has awarded a settlement of…
Apartment Fire in Monroe County Injures Residents
Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to a fire that tore through the 12-unit condominium complex Woodcrest in Monroe County, Michigan over the weekend. The building…
Another Settlement in One of The Largest Sex Trafficking Cases in the U.S.
The Royal Family’s Prince Andrew is the latest to settle in the sex trafficking cases related to Jeffrey Epstein. In light of the allegations against…
Battle Creek Surgeon Indicted for Performing Unnecessary Surgeries for Profit
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Dr. Daniel Castro was employed at Bronson Hospital in Battle Greek as an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Castro came…
Lucas County in Top Five for Fatal Crashes
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol data, 2021 was one of the deadliest years on record for crashes in Ohio, with 1,246 fatal crashes resulting…
Neglect From Medical Staff at CCNO Results in Death
According to the Eighth Amendment to the U.S Constitution, incarcerated individuals have a right to receive health care and treatment. They are required to take…
House of Representatives Passes Big Bill to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
The federal government has made a big legislative move to protect survivors of sexual assault and harassment. The House of Representatives passed bill H.R. 4445,…
Southern Ohio Doctor Under Suspension and Criminal Investigation for Sexual Misconduct
A Yellow Springs family doctor has recently been suspended by the Medical Board of Ohio, for sexual misconduct. Dr. Donald Gronbeck a family physician, is…
Predator Professor Leads to Another Civil Suit Against The University of Michigan
The acclaimed University of Michigan has been under recent fire by the public, for employing sexual predators as leaders and educators of the University. Bruce…
Unbelievable Super Snickers Salad
Looking for a Super dish to serve during the big game? Look no further than a bowl of Super Snickers Salad. Combining some of Boyk…
T-bone Accident Leads to Emergency Surgery
Our client was traveling at approximately 40mph on Navarre Avenue in Oregon, Ohio. As he proceeded through an intersection, another driver failed to yield and…
Toledo Priest Charged with Hit and Run of an 8-Year-Old Boy
TOLEDO, OH – On January 5, 2022, a 69-year-old priest entered the parking lot of Rosary Cathedral Parish just as parents were lining up in…
Young Man Shot in the Eye with a BB Gun
Our client was visiting a friend at their home and while there the friend began playing with a BB gun which he believed to be…
Civil Claims Possible for Victims of Alec Baldwin Shooting Case
While filming a movie in New Mexico, Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded firearm, which he discharged, killing a forty-two-year-old cinematographer, who happened to be…
New Boyk Bulletin Podcast Episodes in Production
New Episodes of the Boyk Brief podcast are now in production. The local podcast’s first season featured 22 episodes and covered a range of topics…
Andrea Young Invited to Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Course
Attorney Andrea Young has been invited to attend the Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy, a premier legal development program designed to nurture and prepare…
Similac, Enfamil Baby Formula Makers Facing Serious Lawsuits
The makers of Similac and Enfamil are facing a growing number of lawsuits alleging their popular cow-milk based baby formulas have caused pre-term infants to…
Impaired Driver Causes Car Crash on I-475 in Toledo Lucas County
On January 23rd, 2022, police responded to a car accident between 475 West and US-23. Police say the driver attempted to cut off another vehicle…
Employee Spotlight: Jesse Scott
Jesse Scott was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, a small, post-industrial steel town from which few families ever left. He was raised by a stay-at-home mother…
Snowy Vehicle Crash in Toledo Lucas County
On January 23rd, 2022, Ohio police responded to a multi-vehicle crash on I-475. Officers responded around 10:00 am in the area of East Alexis on…
Monkeys Escape after Truck Crashes on Highway
An odd and frightening accident occurred on the Pennsylvania highway on or around January 21st, when a truck with an enclosed trailer carrying 100 monkeys…
University of Michigan Announces $490 Million Settlement with Dr. Anderson Victims
ANN ARBOR, MI:  On January 19, 2022, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman announced that the University had reached a tentative agreement of $490…
Ottawa Hills School District Sued by Victims Claiming School Repeatedly Failed to Protect Them from Sexual Assaults and Rape
Former Ottawa Hills Schools employee, Ronald “Donnie” Stevens, was found guilty of 31 charges including nine counts of rape and six counts of sexual battery,…
Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Law Restricting Monetary Awards to Child Rape Victims
There are six states in the U.S. that have laws to limit the amount of pain and suffering damages an injured victim can recover –…
Former CNN Producer Turned Child Predator
Horrifying new headlines have brought John Griffin into the public eye. Griffin, Chris Cuomo’s producer at CNN for several years, has had child trafficking charges…
Client’s Gift To Lucas County Dogs Is Matched by Boyk Law
An anonymous Boyk Law client, who shares our passion for furry canines, donated $1000 toward the care of local dogs. Our client’s generous gift inspired…
Pickup Truck Goes Over Cliff-edge, Injuring Passenger
Our client was a front seat passenger in a pickup truck traveling in Broadwater County, Montana. As they travelled along a mountain road, the driver…
Motorcyclist Dies In Intersection Collision
A father of three was operating a motorcycle on Bayshore Road in Oregon, Ohio. At the same time, a pickup truck was travelling northbound on…
Rear-end Accident Leads to Traumatic Brain Injury
Our client was travelling northbound on State Route 235 in Orange Township, Ohio. As our client slowed for traffic, the vehicle behind him failed to…
RECIPE: Mom’s “Most Requested” Cinnamon Cheesecake Squares
INGREDIENTS: Crust -2 (10-ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls Filling -2 (8 ounce) packages softened cream cheese -1 cup sugar -1 teaspoon vanilla extract Topping -1…
Employee Spotlight: VANNESSA WILSON
We’d like to offer a warm welcome to Vanessa Wilson, our newest Mass Tort Paralegal! Vanessa graduated from the University of Toledo, with a degree…
Boyk Law VIP Key Tag Program
Protect Yourself & Your Family by Joining Charles Boyk Law’s VIP Program It has happened to everyone, you’ve misplaced your keys. Did you leave them…
Boyk Law Gives “Bikes For The Holidays” To Deserving TPS Students
Twas the season for giving, and Charles Boyk Law was busy spreading good cheer to some deserving Toledo Public School students. On December 18, Boyk…
Michigan Looking to Pass Legislation Permitting Former Students/Athletes Sexually Assaulted by Dr. Anderson to Sue the University of Michigan
Dr. Robert Anderson worked for the University of Michigan from 1966 until 2003. During that time, he sexually abused hundreds of students and student-athletes while…
Your Rights: Ohio Slip and Fall Laws
With winter weather settling in, it is inevitable that some will slip and fall. While we hope this never happens, if it does, the attorneys…
U.S. Attorney’s Office Awards $6.4 Million in Funding to Support Sexual Assault Kit Testing, Investigations, Services and Training in Northern Ohio
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio has announced that the Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs has awarded more than…
Video Gaming Company Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $100 Million
Riot Games, Inc., a prominent video game company, is finally being held responsible for its severe mistreatment of female employees.  The company, facing a class…
Statute of Limitations Limits Survivors Ability to Seek Justice
In the state of Ohio, the statute of limitations for a sex crime is far too limited. Oftentimes when a sex crime occurs, it takes…
CPAP Users: Left to Pay Out of Pocket or Risk Death
Back in June, millions of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines were recalled due to a potentially dangerous defect. The issue is that pieces of…
Guilty Verdict Reached for a Historical Sex Trafficking Case
One of the biggest sex trafficking cases in history came to a close just in time for the new year. Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty…
Ending 2021 With Believing Survivors and Seeking Justice
The “Me Too” movement sparked millions of recollections of sexual assault and abuse by prominent Hollywood figures in 2017.  The movement created a pedestal for…
Survivors Get the Settlement They Deserve
Lawrence G. Nassar sparked headlines in 2015 for his years of abuse as a doctor for the U.S.A. Gymnastics program. Nassar had abused hundreds of…
Mail Carrier Hospitalized for Several Days after a Dog Attack
Our client was working as a postal carrier and was delivering mail in Swanton, Ohio. As he was walking his normal route, a dog which…
Drunk Driver Flips Vehicle Causing Extensive Injuries to Passenger
Our client was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on a county road in Sandusky Township, Ohio. The driver had been drinking and was operating…
T-bone Accident Ejects Woman from Vehicle
Our client was a passenger in a vehicle traveling southbound in Roxand Township, Michigan. As our client’s vehicle entered an intersection, another driver traveling westbound…
Bobbi-Jo’s Famous Killer Cheese Ball
INGREDIENTS: 2 packages of cream cheese, softened 1 large jar dried beef 1 small onion or 2 to 3 green onions, minced or chopped to…
Clinical Trial Underway For Potential New Treatment Option For Patients With Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer with about 3,000 new cases in the United States each year. With limited treatment options, it is nearly always fatal.…
Don’t Quit Your Medical Treatment
Getting hurt is no picnic. You may have spent hours waiting in the ER, and had to juggle doctor and therapy visits on an already…
BOYK SUPER LAWYERS ASSEMBLE!
Look out Justice League, there is a new super team in town. Boyk Law attorneys Mike Bruno, Sam Bolotin, and Chuck Boyk have all been…
Ring Doorbell, Great for Homeowners – Bad for Criminals
The ring doorbell has become an increasingly popular houseware, for what is essentially a doorbell with a camera. However, homeowners and renters alike have bought…
Recipient of the 2021 Veterans Scholarship
Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC is committed to supporting the servicemen and women who help make this country so great. In order to help…
Cleveland Schools Pay $3.5 Million in Sexual Abuse Case Involving Teacher
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland School District has agreed to pay $3.25 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged one of its instructors sexually abused…
Man Loses Part of His Hand That Got Stuck In Machine At Work
Our client was working for an electric supply store when the glove on his left hand got stuck in a machine and pulled his hand…
Passenger Seriously Injured From Vehicle Which Failed To Stop
Our client, a 42 year old male, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on Ayers Pleasant Bend in Highland Township, Ohio. As our client…
Man Struck By Car While Waiting On Bike At Intersection
Our client was riding his bike on Robinwood Avenue in Toledo, Ohio. As he waited for traffic, a T-bone accident occurred at the intersection of…
Save the Day with Andi’s Superhero Muffins
      INGREDIENTS: 2 C almond flour/meal, Bob’s Red Mill  1 C rolled oats (old-fashioned rolled)  1/2 C walnuts (chopped)  1 C whole cranberries (Or…
Toledo Trucker Overcoming Adversity
Brian Eck, a lifelong resident of Northwest Ohio, was driving a truck on July 15, 2020, near Gary, Indiana. Another smaller truck hit him from…
Word of Warning: Delivery Drivers
In an ever-changing world, do not expect insurance companies to stand still. This is especially true for anyone who drives his/her own vehicle delivering food…
Family Dog Lost and Found After Accident
Here at Charles E. Boyk Law, we know how devastating car accidents can be, from the injuries to the insurance battles and repairs. We also…
Ronald Stevens Receives Life Sentence After Decades of Abuse at Ottawa Hills
A former Ottawa Hills employee has just been sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum sentence of 101 years for over 30 charges. Presently,…
Operation Ohio Knows: Largest Human Trafficking Sting in Ohio History
Operation “Ohio Knows” On Monday, October 4, the Ohio Attorney General announced the progress made by “Operation ‘Ohio Knows’”. The operation was a collaborative sting…
Cases of Interest
DISABLED MAN GRIEVOUSLY WOUNDED DURING TRANSPORT Our client, who lives with physical disabilities, used the services of a transport healthcare van to drive him and…
Veo Scooters Take Over Downtown Toledo
In August 2021, The City of Toledo unveiled a new bike and scooter sharing program in downtown Toledo. The city says the electric scooters and…
Recipe: Grandma Borton’s Peanut Butter Streusel Pie
My Grandma Borton was amazing. She was the absolute picture of grace and beauty, with a merciless streak when it came to board games. I…
Our Favorite Fall Events 2021
Our Favorite Fall Events Fall is here and with it comes fun events for the entire family to enjoy! Post this guide up in your…
BGSU Professor Indicted on three counts of first-degree rape
Timothy Davis was indicted on Sept. 8, 2021, by Lucas County deputies on three counts of first-degree rape. The adjunct professor at Bowling Green State…
Soren’s “Best Ranch Beef Stew Known to Man”
The name may sound like hyperbole, but this recipe is so flavorful, rich, and hearty. As we head into fall, it is the perfect meal…
Ask an Attorney: A Closer Look at Compensatory Damages
Last month we looked at what punitive damages are and how they are used. This month let’s take a closer look at compensatory damages. When…
September is Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
September is Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month Approximately 1.3 million people in the U.S. are either being treated for or are in remission from, a…
CareGivers360: August Winner!
Congratulations to Hanna McLaughlin from St. Luke’s Hospital on her selection as the winner of August’s Caregivers360 giveaway! We are very appreciative of all of…
Employee Spotlight: Molly Siedlecki
Meet Molly Siedlecki, our new Intake Specialist! When potential clients call the office, chances are good Molly is the first person they talk with. She…
Cases of Interest: September 2021
15-YEAR-OLD GIRL SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY BUS DRIVER Our office represents a fifteen-year-old girl who suffered a sexual assault by her bus driver. As the young…
Employee Spotlight: Soren Genot
Soren Genot started as an intern at Boyk Law and was offered a full-time position this spring after completing her Paralegal Studies degree from Stautzenberger…
Cases of Interest: August 2021
Cases of Interest: August 2021 COUPLE ENDURES CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING WHILE LIVING IN RENTAL PROPERTY Our clients, a young husband and wife, began having health…
RECIPE: Katie’s Mom’s Legendary Zucchini Bread
RECIPE: Katie’s Mom’s Legendary Zucchini Bread INGREDIENTS: 3 eggs 2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 2 cups grated, peeled raw zucchini 3 tsp…
Mass Tort Update: CPAP RECALL ANNOUNCED
CPAP RECALL ANNOUNCED Millions of people rely on CPAP, BiPAP, or other mechanical ventilators to help treat sleep apnea. Tragically, the very machine they rely…
Ask an Attorney: How Do Compensatory Differ from Punitive Damages?
We are often asked about the difference between Compensatory Damages and Punitive Damages. In a typical personal injury case, compensatory damages are the standard damages…
The Rules of Road: Client Spotlight with Janet Bielefeld
To say Janet and Jack Bielefeld are avid cyclists would be a major understatement. Though in their 70s, they put an average of 25-50 miles…
James Franco Settles Sexual Abuse Cases for $2.2 Million
Recently, a set of lawsuits have been settled between James Franco and former students at his school, Studio 4. The lawsuits allege that Franco abused…
11th Annual Boyk Bikes for Kids Giveaway
11th Annual Boyk Bikes for Kids Giveaway We believe all children deserve to experience the joy of riding a bicycle, regardless of their situation or…
Cases of Interest: July 2021
Cases of Interest: July 2021 ASBESTOS EXPOSURE LEADS TO MESOTHELIOMA FOR EX-NAVAL MAN While serving his country in the Navy, our client was exposed to…
Ridiculously Easy Salsa Soup – July 2021 Recipe
Ridiculously Easy Salsa Soup INGREDIENTS: 2 16 oz jars of your favorite salsa 2 15 oz cans of chili beans in sauce 1 15 oz.…
Employee Spotlight: Caroline Bartholomew
Employee Spotlight: Caroline Bartholomew Caroline has been with Boyk Law since 2019, when she started as an intern. She now works as a legal assistant,…
Boyk Law Files Suit Over Roller Coaster Brain Injury
Boyk Law Files Suit Over Roller Coaster Brain Injury We recently filed suit for a client who sustained a brain injury while a passenger on…
Andrea Young Now Licensed to Practice in Michigan
We are very excited to announce that Attorney Andrea Young is now licensed to practice law in Michigan! On Tuesday, March 23, Andrea was sworn…
Copycat Chick Fil A Sauce
INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon yellow prepared mustard 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce 2 teaspoons lemon juice INSTRUCTIONS:…
Mass Torts In the News – June 2021
Paraquat Paraquat is a chemical herbicide that has been linked to Parkinson’s disease.  The manufacturers are facing a growing number of lawsuits brought by people who were…
Katie Harris Takes on State-Wide Roles
After serving on the Board of Trustees since 2019, Attorney Katie Harris is proud to have been selected to be the 2021-2022 Chair of the…
Cases of Interest – June 2021
Drunk driver smashes woman head-on causing extensive injuries  Our client was traveling northbound on Stone Street in Fremont, Ohio when a drunk driver traveling southbound…
Cases of Interest: April 2021
Employee Has Fingers Amputated on the Job Our client was on the job when a piece of wood got stuck in the machine he was…
Katie’s Favorite Indulgent Brownies
Brownies are one of those desserts that will unfailingly bring a smile to (almost) everyone’s face. Serve them warm with ice cream, stick one in…
Employee Spotlight: Greg Tye
Greg Tye is the newest member of the Charles E. Boyk Law team and a fantastic addition to our staff. Greg grew up in West…
Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021
In the past year, the bulk of our attention and energy as a nation has been focused on addressing the COVID-19 crisis. But while COVID…
FDA ISSUES PARAQUAT WARNING
Powerful Herbicide Linked to Parkinson’s Disease First introduced in 1962, paraquat dichloride, commonly referred to as “paraquat,” is a toxic, highly poisonous, and fast-acting herbicide…
Boyk Law Helps Man Rear-Ended By Semi Truck
Two years ago, Tony Reino came to Boyk Law looking for help. On August 3, 2018, Tony was traveling southbound on Interstate 280 in stop-and-go…
Monster Cookie Recipe
Boyk Law Marketing Director Desmond says he vividly remembers the first time he had a Monster Cookie. On a frosty winter day 17 years ago,…
CASES OF INTEREST MARCH 2021
AT-FAULT DRIVER CROSSES LEFT OF CENTER, SMASHING INTO OUR CLIENT’S VEHICLE HEAD-ON Our client was traveling northbound on Jerome Road in Monclova Township, Ohio when…
Bayer Proposes $2 Billion Settlement
Bayer Proposes Settling “Future” Roundup Cancer Claims for $2 Billion To continue to contain its liability over claims that Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, Bayer has…
Employee Spotlight Kelly Pawloski
Meet Kelly! Kelly Pawloski joined Boyk Law as a Worker’s Compensation Legal Assistant in February of 2019. Having worked for 18 years as a workers’…
Understanding Uninsured Motorist Coverage
Understanding Uninsured Motorist Coverage While Ohio drivers are required to carry liability insurance, terrible accidents are often caused by uninsured drivers. For those whose lives…
Mass Tort Update December 2020 – Paragard
Paragard IUDs Pose Risk To Women’s Health Any woman experiencing adverse side effects after using the Paragard Intrauterine Device (IUD) for contraception should consult with…
Cases of Interest December 2020
Cases of Interest: December 2020 Farm Machinery Extending Into Oncoming Lane Of Travel Causes Two Separate Accidents In December 2019, sometime after dusk, our client…
December Newsletter Recipe
Jo’s Honey Butter & Pecan Sweet Potatoes These are not your grandma’s sweet potatoes! INGREDIENTS: 6 large sweet potatoes 1/2 + 1/4 C honey 1/2…
Employee Spotlight December 2020
Employee Spotlight: Come On, Eileen! In November, we were thrilled to add Eileen Mikolajzcyk to the team as our Client Specialist. Eileen grew up in…
Toy Safety Tips
Keep The Holidays Fun With Proper Toy Safety Whether you are making your list for Santa, or planning gifts for your family, toy safety is…
2020 Boyk Veteran Scholarship Winner
Boyk Veteran Scholarship Winner Announced Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC is pleased to announce Jackson F. Leonard, of Indianapolis, Indiana, is the winner of…
October 2020 Recipe
Zeke & JJ’s Spoiled Dog Birthday Cake This Recipe makes one 8” round cake. This recipe can be doubled to make a layer cake, as…
Employee Feature – Oct 2020
Welcome Myanna Evans We are delighted to introduce a new member of the Boyk Law Family: Myanna Evans. Myanna joined Boyk Law as the receptionist…
Cases of Interest – October Newsletter
Husband/Father’s Cancer Goes Undiagnosed Leading to Medical Malpractice Claim When our 40-year-old client’s bloodwork showed a high red blood cell count, his family doctor referred…
Increase To Insurance Requirements Proposed For Commercial Motor Carriers
In June of this year, Illinois Rep. Chuy Garcia introduced an amendment to the Moving Forward Act that would increase the minimum insurance requirements for…
What to Do After a Car Accident
What To Do When You Are In a Car Accident If you’ve ever been involved in a car crash, you know those moments right after…
The FBI Arrests Findlay Priest Michael Zacharias
Findlay, Ohio – The FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office announced the federal arrest of Father Michael Zacharias, age 53, of Findlay, Ohio. Father…
Johnson and Johnson to End Sales of Talc-Based Baby Powder in North America
Johnson & Johnson has announced it will stop selling its talc Baby Powder in the United States and Canada. J&J has been the target of…
Alopecia from Taxotere
One of the most difficult side-effects for women undergoing chemotherapy is Alopecia – the loss of hair. Alopecia is fairly common during the course of…
Child Sex Abuse: Identifying the Signs and Taking the Right Steps
Child sexual abuse occurs at alarming numbers. About one in ten children will be sexually abused before the age of 18[1]. Child sexual abuse typically…
Pedestrian Hurt After Vehicle Strikes
Around October 9, 2019, our client was walking to her car from The Toledo Academy of Beauty, in Oregon, Ohio. While traveling from the sidewalk…
Mother Pursues Claim After Daycare Worker Hits Her Son
In Toledo, a former daycare worker has been charged with assault after surveillance footage showed her hitting a three-year-old child in the face. Our client…
3M Litigation Complaint Filed in District Court
Charles Boyk Law Offices officially filed a complaint today on behalf of a client who suffered injuries due to 3M Combat Arms Earplug Products. Within…
13 injured in bus crash Friday morning in Sylvania Township
13 individuals were hospitalized late Friday morning after a car collided with a transportation bus operated by Networking Equal Care Opportunities in Sylvania Township. The…
Toledo Clinic Botox Misconduct Affects Hundreds in the Toledo and Surrounding Areas
The Toledo Clinic is a staple in medical care in the Toledo and surrounding areas. However, over the last few years, Toledo Clinic has come…
Pedestrian Hit & Killed by Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim
A tragedy occurred on February 20, 2019 when a 51-year-old pedestrian named Jorge Jimenez was hit and killed by the storied Syracuse basketball head coach…
Military Personnel File Civil Claims Against 3M for Defective Earplugs
The 3M company is one of the largest corporations in the world, with operations in more than 70 countries and more than $30 billion in…
Noise-Induced Hearing Damage in the Military
Military personnel, especially those in areas of combat, are frequently exposed to high-intensity noise. Loud noises generated from helicopters, heavy equipment, and weapons exceed safe…
Ohio’s Firefighter Cancer Presumption in Workers’ Compensation Claims
Every day, firefighters put their lives on the line to protect the people in their communities. Far beyond the immediate dangers posed by the blazes…
Charles Boyk Law Offices Fights On – Appeals to the Supreme Court
The legal battle involving the traumatic death of Lorri Riehm, caused at the hands of a private volunteer firefighter continues on. On December 21, 2018,…
Veterinarians May Be Contributing to Opioid Epidemic
The United States is in the midst of an opioid crisis. Approximately 4 of 5 people who have turned to heroin use did so only…
What Types of Opioids are Harmful During Pregnancy?
Prescription opioids are painkillers that a doctor may prescribe after someone has had an injury. As the dangers of opioids become more well-known, women who…
What is Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)?
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a condition affecting newborns that were exposed to addictive opiate or opioid drugs while in the mother’s womb. When a…
The Statistics of Opioid Addiction and Child Birth
There is no doubt that the statistics for opioid addiction and deaths have been increasing in Ohio and around the entire country for the past…
Is it Safe to Take Opioids While Pregnant?
Women take opioids for a number of different reasons. There are cases in which the woman is suffering from severe pain, and has been prescribed…
Can Taking Opioids During Pregnancy Cause Birth Defects?
There is always a certain level of risk associated with taking opioids. However, when a woman is pregnant and taking these drugs, those risks greatly…
Severely Injured Prison Guard Fights for Fair Compensation
The personal injury lawyers at the Charles Boyk Law Offices are currently representing a prison guard who was attacked by several inmates while working at…
Family Sues Napoleon Junkyard After Fatal Explosion
In November of 2017, an unspeakable tragedy struck a contractor who was servicing a vehicle at Hogrefe Auto Parts in Henry County. Following the incident,…
Daughter of Man Killed in Horrific Junk Yard Explosion Files Lawsuit
Suit claims Junk Yard caused the explosion and fire by failing to remove or drain a gas-tank and failing to take necessary safety precautions Click…
Caring for a Baby Born to an Opioid-Addicted Mother
The number of babies born to opioid-addicted mothers in the country is on the rise. With no sign of the epidemic dwindling, this is likely…
Does a Mother who was Addicted to Opioids During Pregnancy Have a Case?
Just as tobacco companies were once sued for causing undue harm to smokers, those in the healthcare industry are now being sued for pushing addictive…
Is There Treatment for Babies Born to Opioid-Addicted Mothers?
Many of those addicted to opioids are pregnant women. Some of these women are taking drugs they have been prescribed for pain, while others are…
I Know Someone Who is Pregnant and Addicted to Opioids. What can I do to Help?
Mothers-to-be who are addicted to opioids are in a difficult situation as they are not only threatening their lives but also the lives of their…
Dangers of Opioid Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep across the country, more people are becoming aware of the potential dangers these drugs pose. Women that are…
Insurance Defense is Watching You
Did you know that if you’re the plaintiff in a personal injury case, you might be under surveillance? It’s true. Sometimes – usually if the…
Pursuing a Collectible Defendant
Sometimes, people do not have enough insurance to cover the damages they caused another person in a car crash. Hopefully, the person hurt will have…
VTech Defective Infant Mobile Recalled Due to Injury Hazard
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 37,000 “Lights & Lullabies” mobiles.  An additional 4,800 units have been recalled…
 Vyaire Recalls AirLife Humidification Chamber & Heated Breathing Circuit Kits
January 30, 2018: Vyaire Medical is a Chicago-based medical device company that focuses on manufacturing respiratory products.  The FDA has announced a Class I recall of Vyaire’s “AirLife Humification…
Diabetes Drugs Linked to Heart Failure
Saxagliptin, a diabetes drug sold under the brand names of Onglyza (saxagliptin) and Kombiglyze XR are the focus of a growing number of lawsuits that…
Recall: Bicycle Brake Pads Recalled Due to Fall Hazard
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 750 SwissStop ExoTherm cycling disc pads. It has been reported that the…
Attention Dog Owners: Growing Number of Companies Recalling Contaminated Pet Food
February 2018: Pet owners should run check their pet foods immediately. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a string of massive recalls on contaminated…
Radio Flyer Recalls Electric Wagons Due to Injury Hazard
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 5,000 “Radio Flyer eWagons”.   These children wagons are battery-operated. When force is…
Spoliation Can Spoil Everything
Over the past few weeks, I have written about how social media can negatively impact a personal injury claim. When I discuss this with people…
Confessions of a Former Insurance Defense Attorney
My name is Katie Harris, and I’m a former insurance defense attorney. If you are on our personal injury attorney website and blog, you may…
Court Upholds $18.5 Million Verdict in Boston Scientific Mesh Case
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – A federal appeals court has upheld an $18.5 million jury verdict in a Boston Scientific Obtryx Sling transvaginal mesh device case.…
A Tentative Settlement Reached in Zimmer NexGen Knee Cases
**We are no longer accepting Zimmer NexGen Knee Claims** In 2010, Zimmer issued a recall of a component in its NexGen Knee implants due to…
Recall: Envi Recalls Electric Panel Heaters Due to Burn Hazard
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 35,000 Envi high-efficiency electric panel heaters. It has been reported that improper…
Recall: Harley-Davidson Recalls 175,000 Bikes Over Fears of Brake Failure
Harley-Davidson has issued a major recall involving nearly 175,000 bikes over fears of brake failure. The recall involves over 30 different models produced between 2006…
Recall: Carrier Recalls HVAC Units Due to Fire Hazard
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 530 Carrier Commercial HVAC systems. It has been reported that the HVAC’s…
Recall: Bicycle Helmets Recalled Due to Risk of Head Injury
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 650 Louis Garneau Course Bike Helmets. The helmets have model number LG1261…
Recall: Children’s Tents Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 84,000 “Playtime Pals Pop-Up Hideaway Hut” children’s tents.   The tents come in…
Recall: Dr. Brown’s Lovey Pacifier & Teething Holders Recalled Due to Choking Hazard
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 590,000 “Dr. Brown Lovey Pacifiers & Teether Holders”.  The products come in…
Bayer – Company is Recalling Alka-Seltzer Due to Labelling Error
Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus packages that: Were sold only in the US at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred…
Beanworthy Recalls Combination Battery Chargers/Hand Warmers Due to Fire and Burn Hazard
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 12,700 “Beanworthy Human Creations” combination battery charges and hand warmers.  The devices…
Recall:  Specialized Allez Bikes Recalled Due to Crash Hazard
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 5,550 “Specialized Allez” bikes. An additional 390 units have been recalled in…
Federal Government Takes Action Against Britax for Stroller Defects
February 16, 2018: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has filed an administrative complaint against Britax Child Safety, Inc., alleging that certain models of…

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