J&J settles three mesothelioma talc cases: Plaintiffs’ lawyer

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March 28, 2019 (Reuters) — Johnson & Johnson has settled three cases brought by plaintiffs who claimed asbestos in the company’s talcum-based products caused mesothelioma, an attorney for the plaintiffs said on Wednesday. The cases were pending in Oklahoma, New York and California state courts. J&J, which faces some 13,000 talc-related lawsuits nationwide, denies that its talc causes cancer, saying numerous studies and tests by regulators worldwide have shown its talc to be safe and asbestos-free.