March 27, 2019 / 10:19 PM / 6 months ago

J&J settles three mesothelioma talc cases-plaintiffs' lawyer

March 27 (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. (Reporting by Tina Bellon in New York Editing by Bill Berkrot)

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