• 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.

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Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence

Our trial attorneys help victims of nursing home abuse and negligence.

When you place a loved one in the care of a nursing home or an assisted living facility, you expect that their needs will be met and that they will be cared for.  Unfortunately, abuse and negligence is all too common.  

Even though there are many laws and regulations in place to protect our loved ones, serious violations occur every day that compromise the health, dignity, and well-being of some of society’s most vulnerable members. Research has suggested that abused elders tend to die earlier that those who are well cared for, even in the absence of life-threatening or chronic conditions.

Our firm has the resources and proven record to address any type of nursing home and abuse case.

Our firm can help you or a loved one. Nursing home abuse and negligence takes many different forms.  Nursing home abuse and neglect is not limited to physical abuse, but can also be emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

Common signs of elderly physical abuse are unexplained bruises, cuts, and broken bones.  Forms of elderly emotional abuse may be iintimidation through yelling and threats, humiliation, isolation, and terrorizing, ignoring, and mocking the patient. Elderly sexual abuse also occurs, as well as financial exploitation of the elderly, which may include misuse of checks, accounts, or credit cards; stolen money, checks, or belongings; forged signatures; unauthorized withdrawals and transfers of money; and stolen identity.

We represent victims of injured nursing home residents and the families of those wrongfully killed in cases involving:

  • Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers
  • Sepsis
  • Wandering and Elopement
  • Falls
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Assault/Abuse
  • Physical or Chemical Restraints
  • Verbal, Psychological, and Emotional Abuse
  • Malnutrition and Dehydration
  • Medication Errors
  • Choking
  • Clogged Breathing Tubes
  • Burns

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

Contact us now if you or a loved one has been injured due to nursing home abuse or neglect. We practice in Missouri, Illinois, and throughout the United States.  We have offices in St. Louis, Carthage, and Joplin and can easily meet you in Springfield, Columbia, Kansas City, or a place convenient for you.   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.

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.