• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • "After the hospital’s negligence harmed me, my wife, and my kids, I hired BWO to help us protect our rights. They were friendly and courteous. I never had a problem getting in touch with them and they treated me and my family fairly. BWO helped me get a settlement from the hospital. I would recommend BWO to anyone who has a potential medical malpractice case. "- Delbert

Xarelto Lawsuits

BWO is evaluating cases for people who have suffered serious bleeding events while taking the blood thinner Xarelto. In May 2014, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices reported that people taking Xarelto were suffering an increase in serious bleeding events such as gastrointestinal bleeds and hemorrhagic strokes. This report led to lawsuits against Bayer AG, the manufacturer of Xarelto, for these injuries. BWO works with the St. Louis law firm of Niemeyer, Grebel & Kruse, LLC (NGK) to handle these cases. NGK has extensive experience handling lawsuits involving blood thinners such as Xarelto. NGK’s experience includes Pradaxa, which is a blood thinner that had similar bleeding complications as Xarelto. The NGK firm was appointed lead counsel for consolidated lawsuits involving Pradaxa, and successfully resolved those claims for people injured by Pradaxa. Xarelto was developed to replace Coumadin, which is a blood thinner that has been around since the 1950s. Blood thinners help people that have suffered clotting to thin the blood and decrease the risk of future clotting events. The NGK law firm has already filed a Xarelto lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that the makers of Xarelto sold the drug claiming that users do not need monthly blood tests to ensure proper dosage, which is required when taking Coumadin. Xarelto was marketed as a more convenient alternative to Coumadin. The lawsuit alleges that users of Xarelto do, in fact, need regular blood testing to monitor dosage because the lack of monitoring can lead to an increase risk of bleeding events, such as:

  • Strokes and brain hemorrhages
  • Blood clots
  • Aneurism
  • Fatal injuries caused by bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • Bleeding in the intestines

If you or a family member has suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, gastrointestinal bleed, or other bleeding event while taking Xarelto, contact us today at 417-623-0900 or 800-371-8220 or send us an email. We have been representing clients injured by dangerous products for 35+ years. We will meet with you free of charge to evaluate your case.

Related FAQs

  • What Kind of Personal Injury Cases do Buchanan, Williams & O' Brien Handle?

    Our attorneys handle all types of personal injury lawsuits for clients located in Missouri and throughout the United States, including those arising out of:

    Automobile and Trucking Accidents

    Medical Malpractice

    Wrongful Death

    Dangerous and Unsafe Property

    Catastrophic Injury

    Injury Requiring Surgery

    Unsafe, Defective, or Dangerous Products (Product Liability)

    Slip and Fall Accidents

    Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence

    Construction Accidents

    Work Injury (Workers’ Compensation)

    Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents

  • I have been hurt and cannot afford an attorney. What do I do?

    Hire BWO to help you with your personal injury and work comp cases. At BWO, you do not owe us a dime until we get money for you. Other types of cases are generally billed on an hourly basis. We are confident we can help you so contact us now. If you have been hurt and need assistance, let BWO help you. Remember when it comes to personal injury and work comp, no money for you, no fee for us.