Overview And Experience
Attorney Rebecca Buchanan is a lifelong resident of Lake County Indiana. Attorney Buchanan attended Purdue University Calumet where she received an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1972. For 16 years, Attorney Buchanan enjoyed a fast paced career in a local Emergency Department. In 1989, Attorney Buchanan joined the Risk Management staff at The Methodist Hospitals. Her primary duties were to investigate potential medical and nursing negligence, to analyze medical records for standard of care and regulatory issues and provide litigation support. After earning a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and being awarded the Outstanding Nursing Student Award of 1992, she received her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1999. Thereafter, she continued to work for The Methodist Hospitals as the Corporate Compliance Coordinator. Attorney Buchanan also served as a member of the Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects as well as other committees that reflected her medical-legal interests. Those committees included: Bioethics Committee; Quality End-of-Life Committee; and the Patient’s Right Committee. Attorney Buchanan also became a Trainer for the American Medical Association Education in Palliative and End-of-Life-Care Program (EPEC) as well as assisting the medical and nursing staff in developing essential clinical competencies in end-of-life care. Finally, Attorney Buchanan served as the in-house counsel for the EMTALA Committee, HIPAA Committee, Prevention of Medical Errors Committee and Root Cause Analysis Committee. In May of 2015, Attorney Buchanan joined the Law Office of David Gladish, P.C. where she will continue to focus her extensive medical-legal and regulatory law expertise on personal injury, medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases. She also will provide educational programs in Advance Directives or other medical-legal issues upon request.