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BOYK BRIEF PODCAST FEATURES: Nurse Paralegal Emma Sullivan

Not every personal injury lawyer employs a Registered Nurse/ Paralegal. At Charles Boyk Law, Emma Sullivan is a valuable resource to our team and clients.…

Baby Formula Causes Serious Injuries & Multiple Lawsuits

Parents are suing the companies that make Similac and Enfamil baby formulas. The lawsuits allege their cow’s milk products caused necrotizing enterocolitis NEC in premature…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 Notice: First Medical Device Recall of 2018- A Johnson & Johnson Heart Device

January 2, 2018:  The first FDA medical device recall of 2018 is in already.  The FDA hit Sterilmed, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, with…

Fostoria, Ohio Funeral Home Negligence

It may be difficult to imagine, but some people in the funeral home industry have taken advantage of those that are going through the difficult…

Suffered Nerve Damage After Toledo Surgery

In Toledo, Ohio an area of medical malpractice that has been seen is when a patient who has underwent surgery suffers from permanent nerve damage…

Injured Due To Fall From A Hospital Bed?

Our Ohio medical malpractice lawyers often pursue cases on behalf of patients who suffer serious injuries from falls out bed in hospitals. These injuries are…

Gastric Bypass Errors

Gastric bypass has become an increasingly popular choice for those wishing to lose weight and to become healthier. During the weight loss surgery a small…

Ohio Gastric Bypass Medical Malpractice

Thousands of people every year opt to have gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight and to become healthier. During the gastric bypass surgery…

Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyer For Nerve Damage During Surgery

One area of medical malpractice that our office has seen is from clients who have suffered nerve damage as a result of their surgery. Although…

Sue Emergency Room Doctor For Medical Malpractice In Ohio

Our Ohio emergency room doctor malpractice lawyers at The Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC handle lawsuits against emergency room doctors. Emergency room physicians, also…

Drug Allergy Medical Malpractice In Oregon

An allergic reaction is an overreaction of the immune system that can end in side effects that put one’s health at risk. Allergic reactions can…

Sue Neurosurgeon For Medical Malpractice In Ohio

Our Ohio neurosurgeon malpractice lawyers at Charles Boyk Law Offices, LLC handle lawsuits against neurosurgeons. Neurosurgeons are physicians specializing in brain and spinal surgery. A…

Sue Plastic Surgeon For Medical Malpractice In Ohio

Our Ohio plastic surgeon malpractice lawyers at Charles Boyk Law Offices, LLC handle lawsuits against plastic surgeons. Plastic surgery is defined as surgery concerned with…

Suffered Nerve Damage During Sylvania Surgery

If you have suffered nerve damage after surgery, you may want to look into the cause. One area of medical malpractice lawsuits that our office…

Personal Injury Cases Of Interest: May 2014

There are several types of cases that personal injury lawyers handle. From car accidents to premises liability, a personal injury lawyer can help injured victims.…

Pelvic Organ Prolapse And Transvaginal Mesh Complications

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is a common condition that affects some post-menopausal women. To combat pelvic organ prolapse, surgical devices were recommended as a treatment.…

Pelvic Mesh Products: Injury Claims

Pelvic mesh products have been the subject of thousands of lawsuits due to the injuries that the mesh products have resulted in. Our office has…

Peer Review Rating™ From LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®

Toledo, Ohio – August 6, 2011 – The Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC today announced it has received notification from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell that Charles…

Not What The Doctor Ordered

Prescription errors happen when a patient gets the wrong drug at the wrong strength or with the wrong directions. It can be serious and even…

Medical Mistakes Result In Death

                  The number of deaths resulting from medical mistakes in hospitals seems to be constantly rising. In…

Medical Malpractice Injuries Caused During Birth

One of the most common types of medical malpractice injuries are birth injuries. Complications can take place during childbirth, if that happens it can lead…

Medical Malpractice Injuries During Surgery

Numerous medical malpractice injuries happen during surgical procedures. Most of the injuries are frequently caused by negligent pre-operative care and planning. This can lead to serious irreversible…

Fetal Hypoxia Birth Injury

Fetal hypoxia occurs when a a fetus is deprived of sufficient oxygen during the birthing process. This condition can cause complications that can affect the…

Doctor Named In Heart Surgery Wrongful Death

The family of a man who died last June has filed a wrongful death claim against an Ohio doctor. Stanley Zirkle Sr. died at Winchester…

My Family Member’s Death Was Caused By Medical Malpractice

Losing a loved one is extremely difficult, especially when it is unexpected. Some cases of a medical malpractice cause wrongful death. This type of medical…

Certain Medications Under Investigation

Recently there has been an investigation regarding a couple of medications that are available out in the market right now. There is a potential litigation…

Ceiling Collapses At Nursing Home, Sends Residents To Hospital

On Sunday afternoon, three residents were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after the ceiling of two different nursing homes collapsed. Both the Heartland…

Statue Of Limitations Exceptions For A MinorsIn Med Malpractice Cases

The law says that the statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Ohio involving a minor begins to when the child turns eighteen. This means…

Still Time For Transvaginal Mesh Victims

Every day across America, there are women who continue to suffer the pain and adverse events as the result of them receiving a transvaginal mesh…

Strokes Rise Among Pregnant Women & New Moms

Strokes among U.S. pregnant women and new mothers have escalated; this is probably because more of these women are obese and suffer from high blood…

Stryker Internal Waste Management System Product Recall

Stryker, a medical device company, recently issued a Class 1 recall of its entire Neptune Rover Waste Management System.  Reports say that at least one…

Surgeons Make Thousands Of Obvious Errors Every Year

At the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC, we know that there are some mistakes that Ohio surgeons should never make, known as “never events.”…

The Burden Of Proof In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The burden of proof is the patient’s responsibility to prove; this means that the patient has to prove that their medical care failed to meet…

Beware! Child Birthing Center Negligence

Sara Snyder and her husband Jarad had to go through one of the most difficult things imaginable: losing their child. After a 12-hour labor delivering…

Another Drugmaker Pays Millions Due To Patient Injuries

The drugmaker Hoffman LaRoche has been found by a New Jersey jury to pay over $1.5 million to a woman who suffered injury due to…

Amputations Can Bring Higher Damages

Suffering an amputation is a life-changing event. Regardless of which part of the body is amputated, the victim must learn to adjust to a new…

Gibsonburg, Ohio Funeral Home Negligence

To think that those serving in the funeral home industry do not operate with sensitivity and a sense of humanity is very disconcerting. The truth…

Medical Malpractice “Reform”: Maintaining The Fiction

For the past decade, there has been a palpable sense of fear in the air among medical professionals. Doctors are terrified of malpractice lawsuits, so…

Malpractice Insurers Make More, Pay Out Less

The American Association of Justice recently completed a study of the 2006 financial statements of fifteen insurance companies that specialize in medical malpractice. We would…

Toledo Hospital Infection Claims

Former New York Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey recently wrote an eye-opening article for The New York Times. Ms. McCaughey is the founder of the Committee…

If A Medical Professional Is Rude To Me, Is It Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when the established standard of care is not met. This means that a medical professional fails to give care that meets the…

Three Characteristics Of Medical Malpractice

If you or your loved one has suffered serious injury or death due to a hospital, doctor, or healthcare professional’s negligence or wrongdoing, you likely…

What Is A Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor? Does It Cause Birth Defects?

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) are antidepressants that may help with symptoms that some experience with depression. They work by affecting the neurotransmitters that are…

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Attorneys And VSSR Claims

  Our Ohio Workers Compensation clients often ask us: what is a VSSR and how does it tie in with my Ohio Workers’ Compensation claim? …

Ohio Nursing Homes Violations

In Ohio, the average fine paid by nursing homes over 3 years was $8,128, which is $2,000 below the national average. A state-by-state comparison shows…

Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

Last year a resident of a nursing home in Niles, Ohio, Eva Gorosic, walked out of the facility during cold weather conditions and died of…

Nursing Home Abuse In Zanesville

Ohio State officials are recommending the closure of a Zanesville nursing facility, Autumn Health Care Nursing home, as poor patient care allegations have come to…

Nursing Home Abuse: Bedsores

Bedsores are one of the many signs of nursing home abuse and are caused when a resident has unrelieved pressure to the skin. Bedsores can…

Medical Malpractice Causes Wrongful Death

My Family Member’s Death Was Caused By Medical Malpractice Losing a loved one is extremely difficult, especially when it is unexpected. Some cases of medical…

It Is Critical To Investigate The Background Leading Up To The Injury

My wife had signed the family up for the membership, and the only paperwork that she completed was a “membership application” and there were no…

Defective Medical Devices And Your Legal Rights

When you receive word from the doctor that you need a device implanted in your body, you expect that this product is safe. You expect…

Caps For Medical Malpractice Damages In Ohio

Non-economic damages: There has been a cap put on the amount of non-economic damages you can receive in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Non-economic damages can…

Birth Defect Lawsuit Filed By SSRI Zoloft User

There have many numerous lawsuits filed due to the fact that SSRI’s have caused birth defects when pregnant women were taking them. Oklahoma woman, Torrie…

Beaumont Birth Trauma Lawsuit

Kimberly VanSlembrouck is grateful for the $144 million jury verdict against William Beaumont Hospital that’ll ensure her brain-injured daughter gets the care she needs for…

An Introduction To Ohio Medical Malpractice, Part Two

A study in The New England Journal of Medicine has found that frivolous lawsuits where a healthy patient successfully sues a doctor are very rare…

An Introduction To Ohio Medical Malpractice, Part One

Chances are if you’re reading this blog, you have some questions about negligent medical care that was provided to you or to a loved one.…

Affadavit Of Merit In Toledo Medical Malpractice Claims

Another hurdle that plaintiffs have to overcome before pursuing a medical malpractice claim in Ohio is getting a doctor to prepare an “affidavit of merit.”…

Actos Causes Bladder Cancer: Litigation Update

Our office wrote several blogs highlighting the fact that Actos (pioglitazone) has been linked to bladder cancer. Those individuals who have used the drug for…

Actos And Bladder Cancer: Takeda Pharmaceutical In Trial

California man Jack Cooper is one of the 3,000 people to file lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals for a diabetes drug, Actos, and its supposed link…

Guide To Ohio Medical Malpractice, Part Four: Settlement Negotiations

kGuide to Medical Malpractice in Ohio, Step Four: Settlement Negotiations After the interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and depositions are completed, the next step…

Guide To Ohio Medical Malpractice, Part Three: Discovery

Discovery in an Ohio Medical Malpractice Case During the discovery phase of the case, the parties will serve different written questions upon each other known…

Guide To Ohio Medical Malpractice, Part One

We understand that the process of an Ohio medical malpractice lawsuit (or any lawsuit) may be a completely foreign concept to you.  We understand that…

A Doctors Defense In A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

To defend against a malpractice lawsuit a doctor can: Present expert witnesses who will testify to the fact that they acted reasonably and showed a…

What Is Medical Malpractice? Can I File A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury…

Rise In Ohio Nursing Home Abuse

The Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that there has been a rise in nursing home abuse and neglect complaints to the Medicaid Fraud…

Ohio Nursing Home Abuse

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced in July that he would be installing surveillance cameras in patients’ rooms at a Zanesville nursing home. The nursing…

Nursing Home Abuse: Overmedicating Patients

Nursing home abuse is a problem that is more widespread than many realize. Our nursing home abuse lawyers have written several blog posts on nursing…

Nurse Charged With Assaulting Patient At Ohio Nursing Home

A nurse at the Ohio Veterans Home in Perkins Township has been charged with abusing a patient on Christmas Day. The nurse, Karin Serdynksi, allegedly…

Medical Malpractice: Facts And Fiction

Medical malpractice occurs when medical care is receive that is below the standard of care that is accepted in the medical community. Care that is…

Medical Expert Testimony In Ohio Medical Malpractice Cases

In the context of alleged Ohio medical malpractice, it is usually not sufficient for the plaintiff (or the plaintiff’s lawyer) to simply stand up in…

Drugs That Cause Birth Defects

There are several types of antidepressant drugs that have been linked to birth defects when pregnant women take them. There is ongoing litigation surrounding these…

Bigen Hair Dye: Allergic Reactions

Bigen hair dye is utilized by many as the product offers 11 different colors and is easy to use. It has been attractive because of…

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