John Winston Phillips’s Guides

John Winston Phillips

Woodland Hills Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

    Written by attorney John Phillips, over 3 years ago.

    Being involved involved in a car accident is always a traumatic experience. Assuming that you have decided to retain private legal counsel, you will be tasked with the challenge of finding a personal injury attorney who is honest, diligent, experienced, and capable of delivering ...

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  2. DePuy Litigation Fund: New Developments in DePuy Hip Recall

    Written by attorney John Phillips, over 3 years ago.

    In August of 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics announced a recall of its ASR XL acetabular hip replacement, which reportedly fails at a rate three to four times higher than comparable prosthetic devices. Now, Johnson Johnson, the parent company of DePuy, has announced thatit plans to se...

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  3. Topomax Product Recall and Litigation

    Written by attorney John Phillips, over 3 years ago.

    The FDA recentlyreleased a new warningregarding the health hazards of Topomax, a drug that physicians commonly prescribe to treat migraine headaches and epilepsy. According to recent studies, use of Topomax by pregnant women increases the risk that their child will develop a clef...

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  4. New Developments in DePuy Hip Litigation

    Written by attorney John Phillips, over 3 years ago.

    The president of DePuy Orthopaedics, David Floyd, has announced that he plans to resign following the massive recall of his companys ASR XL acetabular hip implant. A spokeswoman from Johnson Johnson, the parent company of DePuy, told news outlets that Floyd is resigning to purs...

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  5. Comparative and Contributory Negligence

    Written by attorney John Phillips, over 3 years ago.

    Following a car accident, people are typically anxious to know whether insurance companies will hold them at-fault for the damages. A proper understanding of comparative and contributory negligence is helpful to answering this question. Negligence, in general, is any conduct that...

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  6. Determining Fault in Your Car Accident

    Written by attorney John Phillips, over 3 years ago.

    Insurance companies must determine who was at fault in a car accident before they offer compensation for any losses that the parties have incurred. The most common basis for determining fault is whether a driver operated his or her vehicle in a negligent manner. Ultimately, negli...

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  7. Recent Changes to the 'Make-Whole' Rule

    Written by attorney John Phillips, over 3 years ago.

    The Make-Whole Rule prohibits insurance companies from demanding reimbursement for money paid to an insured until the insured has been 'made whole' for the entirety of his or her loss. For example, if an insurance company has paid an insured $2,000 under the terms of his or her p...

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  8. Bad Faith Insurance and ERISA: An Overview of Available Damages

    Written by attorney John Phillips, over 3 years ago.

    In California, insurance companies owe a duty of good faith and fair dealing to the people who they insure. This duty is often referred to as the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and it automatically exists by operation of law in every insurance contract. As a gen...

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