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Author Archives: Jay Butchko


How Public Adjustors Need To Deal With The Public

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

After dealing with the damage left behind by Hurricane Ian, many Florida homeowners are preparing to file insurance claims so they can get compensation for their property losses. Some may be using public adjustors to help them get the most money possible. A public adjustor is anyone other than a licensed attorney who helps… Read More »


Dental Sedation For Kids: Understanding The Risks

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

In the past few years, the news has been inundated with stories of children who have died while undergoing dental treatment. It seems as though these cases involved the use of anesthesia for dental procedures such as cavity fillings, tooth extractions, and root canals. These cases have alarmed parents as well as lawmakers. In… Read More »


Physical Therapist Accused Of Sexual Abuse Gets Plea Deal

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Physical therapists must abide by ethics and laws when treating patients. Since they are often required to touch patients in order to help them with pain and mobility following a surgery or injury, they have to make sure they do so without violating any laws. This means avoiding sexual abuse. A physical therapist from… Read More »


Can A Real Estate Agent Sell Their Own Home?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

A lot of people have been selling their homes in this crazy housing market. Real estate agents have been busy preparing homes to put on the market. So, if you are a real estate agent, you may wonder: can I sell my own home? You may think a conflict of interest or other ethical… Read More »


Child Psychologist Arrested Again For Violation Of Protective Order

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals need to follow the laws and ensure they employ ethics in their everyday professional lives. Unfortunately, they often cross the line when it comes to patient-provider relationships. As a result, they may face license loss and other penalties. A child psychologist from Texas was arrested for indecency with a child over the… Read More »


Principles Of Physical Therapy

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Physical therapists play a huge role in helping injured people regain mobility and return to normal. They help clients perform activities, exercises, and other movements to help their injury heal. However, physical therapists have to do things in an ethical manner. They often have to touch and massage patients, so they need to be… Read More »


Realtors Urging Change After Past Discrimination

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When people think of discrimination, they may imagine employment situations. However, housing is another area in which discrimination occurs often. And while federal laws prevent it, it does still happen from time to time. The good news is that many Realtors are ethical. They know that discrimination is unfair, with many even going so… Read More »


Immoral Conduct And Other Unprofessional Behavior In The Nursing Industry

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses do a great job of caring for patients. Most of them conduct their duties with ethics and morality, while some exploit others by taking advantage of their role and experience. For example, some nurses may claim they are homeless and find someone who is in need of medical care. The nurse may offer… Read More »


Mortgage Lending In A Cooling Economy

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The housing market is now cooling down. Those who have bought homes in the past few years will likely see their value decrease. Those who are looking to buy a home now may see cheaper prices but higher interest rates. If a person is buying a home, they likely don’t have enough cash saved… Read More »


Pharmacist’s License Suspended For Selling Fake COVID Vaccination Cards

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When we need prescription medications, we assume that the pharmacist will fill them appropriately. We assume that they will act ethical in their dealings and not engage in any fraud or forgery. A pharmacist in New Jersey has had her license suspended after selling fake COVID vaccination cards. The pharmacist recently agreed to the… Read More »