July 9, 2018 / 12:02 PM / 13 days ago

Case to Watch: 9th Circuit to consider 'off-label' medical device case

A federal appeals court will this week take up a case against Medtronic Inc that raises the question of whether state-law claims over injuries allegedly caused by medical devices marketed for off-label uses are preempted by federal law.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will on Tuesday hear arguments over whether it should reverse a lower-court judge’s 2015 decision dismissing a lawsuit against Medtronic by Arizona resident Kathryn Jones.

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