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Psychologist Gets License Revoked for Misconduct With Patients

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Psychologists are to act in a professional manner at all times. Sometimes they take advantage of their patients’ vulnerability. When they do more harm than good, they face punishment from the board for their actions. In severe cases, they can even lose their license. A 33-year-old psychologist is facing punishment for sexually assaulting two… Read More »

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Be Wary of Engaging in Real Estate Activities Without a License

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many of us do what we can to help our neighbors, friends and loved ones. However, sometimes our kindness can go a little too far and cause us to end up in legal trouble. That’s right—being too nice and helpful has its drawbacks, especially when it comes to real estate transactions. Whether you once… Read More »

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Pharmacist Permanently Loses License After Diluting Antibiotics

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The job of a pharmacist should be taken seriously. After all, pharmacists take an oath to protect public health and welfare. When they do not do their job properly, they risk causing serious injury or even death to a patient. While accidents do happen from time to time, some pharmacists purposely alter the medications… Read More »

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Non-Payment of Student Loans Can Impact Nursing License

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses know that they must act in an ethical manner at all times. To avoid license suspension or revocation, they must avoid committing crimes and treat patients with the highest standard of care. Many nurses, however, are not aware that their duties include paying student loans on time. If a nurse stops paying on… Read More »

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Physical Therapist’s License Suspended for Fondling Patients

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Those who are in pain due to an injury or chronic medical condition trust their physical therapists to help them feel better. Because physical therapists touch their patients’ bodies to massage them and stretch muscles, this requires a high level of trust and ethics. Should a physical therapist take advantage of his or her… Read More »

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Two Dentists Charged With Unprofessional Conduct After Child’s Death

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Last year, the nation was stunned to hear about a 4-year-old boy who died while under anesthesia at the dentist. The two dentists who owned the dental practice are now facing charges—including license suspension—for their lack of professionalism, which led to the boy’s death. In March 2017, the boy was undergoing anesthesia as part… Read More »

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Pharmacist Convicted of $6 Million Fraud Scheme

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many licensed professionals abuse the health care system to some extent, but very rarely does someone commit millions of dollars in fraud. One pharmacist did just that, until he was caught. He is now in prison and has his license suspended. In October 2017, the Michigan pharmacist was convicted of stealing close to $6.2… Read More »

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Florida Nurse Arrested for Prescription Drug Fraud

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses in Florida and throughout the country have a duty to provide medical care to patients while displaying professional conduct. However, many violate the conditions of their nursing license and end up facing punishment such as fines, probation, suspension or even revocation. Recently, 39 nurses across the state of Florida have had their licenses… Read More »

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Psychologist Loses License for Fraudulent Billing

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Like many people, licensed professionals are often motivated by money. After all, many licensed professionals—particularly those in the healthcare field—make six-figure incomes. But sometimes that’s still not enough. In a quest to make more and more money, some turn to illegal actions such as fraudulent billing. As a result, they lose their license and… Read More »

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Pig Dies During Routine Procedure – Is it Veterinary Malpractice?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Like doctors, veterinarians are often called upon to perform complicated surgeries and procedures that they don’t do often. In these cases, there is a risk of complications. Sometimes the animals end up seriously injured or even die. But what if an animal dies during a routine procedure? Can the veterinarian face punishment? It’s possible… Read More »