• Personal Injury

    Have you or a loved one been injured or killed because of someone else's fault? We have litigated personal injury cases for 35+ years and have the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our successful personal injury practice.


    Personal
    Injury
  • Wrongful Death

    Wrongful death is when a person or company causes the tragic death of a loved one. Our attorneys can help if you have lost someone. Money can never replace what was lost, but it may provide security and help prevent future tragedies caused by dangerous companies and individuals. We have offices in Joplin and Carthage and can handle cases anywhere, anytime: Springfield, Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City, Rolla, etc. Contact us now and click here to learn more about BWO's wrongful death practice.


    Wrongful
    Death
  • Medical Malpractice

    We pride ourselves on being strong and successful patient advocates for those who have been injured or killed because of medical error. The prestigious Journal of Patient Safety recently reported that as many as 440,000 people die every year from unnecessary medical mistakes. Although many doctors try their best, they are like everyone else and sometimes make mistakes. When mistakes happen, let BWO's expert patient advocates help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our substantial medical malpractice experience.


    Medical
    Malpractice
  • Automobile & Trucking Accidents

    Roadway crashes seriously injure and kill victims every day. If you or a love one has been involved in a car or truck accident, contact the lawyers at BWO today! We have 35+ years of experience to help you get the best result possible.


    Automobile &
    Trucking Accidents
  • Work Place Injuries

    Have you been hurt on the job? If so, you are at the right place because we can help. We are one of the leading Workers' Compensation law firms in the area. We have seen virtually every type of injury there is in our 35+ years of representing hurt workers. Plus, we have the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. We know the law and will work hard to ensure you get the best results possible. Contact us now and click here for more information about work place injuries.


    Work Place
    Injuries
  • Family Law & Divorce

    When you need assistance in the area of family law and divorce, the first thing you should do is call BWO because we can help. We have 35+ years of experience. Our trial attorneys have fought for our clients in almost every courthouse in front of every judge in Southwest Missouri. Contact BWO now and click here to learn more about our law firm's family law and divorce practice area.


    Family Law
    & Divorce
  • Criminal Law

    Buchanan, Williams, & O' Brien has a strong and well-deserved reputation of fighting for the rights of our criminal law clients. We have attorneys that understand the system and know what needs to be done to make sure our client's rights are protected. We have handled all types of criminal law cases and we can help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about BWO's criminal law practice.


    Criminal
    Law
  • "Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. "- D.H. Lawrence

Medical Malpractice

Joplin, Missouri medical malpractice lawyers who represent clients anywhere, anytime.

The medical malpractice attorneys at Buchanan, Williams, & O'Brien represent clients in Joplin (and throughout Missouri and the United States) who are injured or killed by the negligence of healthcare providers such as hospitals, doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, dentists, chiropractors, and podiatrists.

When doctors make mistakes, the consequences are often severe and involve serious injuries and even death. Doctors and physicians are required to follow the applicable “standard of care” when treating patients, and when their treatment falls below that standard, they may be liable.

Many of our clients, especially in medical malpractice cases, want to know what happened to them and why the negligence happened. Often, the knowledge of why an unfortunate event occurred is more helpful to the healing process than anything else, including money. Buchanan, Williams, & O'Brien is committed to not only getting our clients the compensation they deserve, but to help them heal from their injuries and give them back their lives.

We have the resources and expertise to help you in any type of medical malpractice case.

Medical malpractice cases can be among the hardest to prove. Many lawyers will not take medical malpractice cases because they can be expensive and risky if you don’t know what to look for. But the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Buchanan, Williams, & O'Brien have the resources and knowledge to help you if you are a victim of medical malpractice.

Our personal injury attorneys handle all types of medical malpractice cases for clients located in Southwest Missouri, including the Joplin area, and throughout the United States, including those due to:

  • Missed or Failure to Diagnosis
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Lack of Informed Consent
  • Failure to Disclose Significant Risks
  • Failure to Obtain Complete Patient Information, including Allergies, Medications, Previous Diagnoses and Lab Results
  • Healthcare Provider Errors
  • Misread X-Rays, Slides, Ultrasounds, and Charts
  • Medical Device/Medical Product Errors
  • Pharmaceutical/Medication Errors
  • Surgical Injury/Surgical Mistake
  • Birth/Newborn Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence
  • Dental Malpractice/Injury
  • Improper Use of a Medical Technique or Procedure
  • Unsanitary/Unclean Medical Tools or Devices
  • Post-Operative Infections
  • Negligent Care of Patient
  • Anesthesia Mistakes
  • Gynecological Mistakes
  • Obstetrical Negligence
  • Chiropractic Negligence

Contact us today because with our law firm, you owe nothing unless we recover money for you.

Contact us now and let us help you. We can meet you at a time and place convenient to you. We have represented folks all over the United States and have convenient locations throughout Missouri in Joplin and Carthage. And remember, you won’t owe us a single dime unless we are successful in resolving your case. No upfront costs, no hidden fees: just outstanding service to you.