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

March 27 () – 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)Our Standards:The Thomson Trust Principles.