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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 »

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Brokers Could Face License Suspension for Harassing Homeowners

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

In this uncertain economy, many homeowners are hanging onto their homes. This means that real estate brokers need to be even more aggressive in order to survive in the current housing market. Some resort to extreme tactics to encourage homeowners to sell. They may even go as far as to knock on a person’s… Read More »

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Two Florida Nursing Professionals Have Licenses Suspended

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Those in the health and medicine field are held to the highest levels of morality. They have a duty to protect patients and do no harm. Sometimes these professionals do not take their jobs seriously, though. They make mistakes that cause them to lose their license.  This was the case for two South Florida… Read More »

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Masseuse Faces License Restrictions for Inappropriate Conduct

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When a male masseuse massages a woman, it can be an uncomfortable situation for all involved. Massages help relieve stress and tension but are often sensual as well. That’s why many women prefer to have female massage therapists. The man giving the massage may feel the urge to take things a step further and… Read More »

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Protecting Veterinary Licenses in Multiple States

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Just like doctors, veterinarians are human and therefore are not perfect. They make mistakes just like everyone, but the implications can cause serious injury or even death. No pet owner wants to see their furry or feathered friend killed by their vet’s negligence. The pet owner can file a complaint, causing the veterinarian to… Read More »

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Florida Dentist Faces Possible License Loss After Patient Death

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

No mother takes her child to the dentist thinking that he or she will die due to a dental procedure. Most dental procedures are fairly simple and result in no side effects. So when a child dies while under anesthesia, parents are left with questions. How and why did this happen? Is the dentist… Read More »