Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant in 1967, just 50 years ago. Today, heart transplants are commonplace procedures, and artificial hearts and pacemakers also extend lives in ways medically impossible just a few decades ago. Transplants of other organs are now routine, too, as are the attachment of prosthetic limbs and the implantation of artificial joints.
DALLAS – Medicinal-pharmaceutical corporate giant Johnson & Johnson Co. continues to battle more than 8,000 lawsuits made against the company over an allegedly defective hip implant device, and attorneys for the firm insist they are in the right despite continuing setbacks in a case that seems to have no end.
AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton recently filed an amicus brief in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of Exxon Mobil Corp. and an 11-state coalition accusing the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York of using governmental power to silence the views of those who oppose their personal views on climate change policy.
HOUSTON – Three immigration advocacy groups have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Trump Administration concerning the ban on travel for seven countries. Those groups are the American Immigration Council, the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project and the National Immigration Project. While there are currently six plaintiffs in the suit, there is the potential for additional plaintiffs to join in the lawsuit due to the fact that the suit is a class action.
ABILENE – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and 10 other state attorneys general are backing ExxonMobil Corp.’s effort to squash a state civil administrative subpoena for more than 40 years of the oil giant’s internal documents, which some believe could show the corporation misled its investors regarding evidence of climate change.