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Ways Real Estate Agents Can Get Sued

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Accidents happen, but in the real estate field, even a minor incident can ruin one’s career. Whether the mistake was intentional or not, it can lead to lawsuits, license suspensions, and other issues. Real estate agents have to handle a lot of details, so they’re highly vulnerable. An issue can be stressful or costly…. Read More »


Common Ethical Dilemmas As A CPA

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many licensed professionals are caught in uncomfortable situations, and CPAs are no exception. CPAs are often called upon to assist in tax preparation and other money matters. Some of these events, however, can lead to complexities and ethical dilemmas. Should a CPA work with a specific person or company? Is it worth the risk?… Read More »


Dentist Faces License Suspension For Mishandling Prescription Drugs

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Those in the medical field, including dentists, have access to a wide variety of medications. While most medical professionals are responsible when prescribing these drugs to patients, some engage in activities that are unethical, such as overprescribing medications. A dentist has been engaging in this very activity for the past several years, according to… Read More »


Make Ethics A Part Of Your Professional Engineer Job Search

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The economy is picking up and college students are getting ready to graduate, which means many Florida residents are ramping up their job searches. Many will soon be looking for professional engineer positions. This is a good career option for many people, as jobs will likely be plentiful. This means that if you’re looking… Read More »


Pharmacist’s License Suspended After Losing Controlled Substances, Patient Records

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The job of a pharmacist is not an easy one. Pharmacists deal with various types of medications, and, as such, are heavily scrutinized. They must keep accurate inventory and have access to patient records. When they claim to lose medications or personal information of customers, they can face serious penalties, such as license suspension…. Read More »


Dentist’s License Suspended For Illegally Prescribing Drugs

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

There’s a huge market for prescription medications. Many people pay big bucks to get their hands on highly addictive pain relievers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. Because of this, those who have access to these drugs often try to sell them for a lot of money. For example, pharmacists, medical professionals and dentists often… Read More »


Florida Veterinarian Accused Of Sexual Abuse Of Dog, Child Porn

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals have a huge responsibility. In order to keep their licenses and stay employed in their chosen profession, they must refrain from engaging in immoral or illegal activities that could threaten the status of their license. Sex abuse is an example of a crime that is taken seriously in Florida. When a licensed… Read More »


Autonomous Weapons And Ethical Engineering

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Artificial intelligence has become commonplace in our society. Social media, Google searches, smart home devices (such as Amazon Echo) and banking tools are things that we use every day that incorporate some degree of artificial intelligence. Professional engineers are also working to create autonomous devices, such as vehicles and weapons. Weapons in the form… Read More »


Nurse’s License Suspended For Patient Relationship

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals often spend a lot of time with patients. Because of this, it’s not common for these medical professionals to develop romantic feelings for patients. In some cases, the feeling is mutual, but that doesn’t make it right. In fact, a licensed professional must abide by ethics at all… Read More »


Real Estate Agents Dating Clients: Is It Ethical?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

People tend to meet others through their place of business. While a lot of people don’t want to mix business with pleasure, sometimes it happens. In some cases, especially for licensed professionals, it is illegal and unethical to date clients or patients. In some industries, though, there aren’t any rules prohibiting this behavior. This… Read More »