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Clark, Butler, Walsh & Hamann
 
CLARK BUTLER
WALSH & HAMANN
315 E 5th St.
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Phone: (319) 234-5701
Fax: (319) 232-9579
Email: info@cbwh-law.com
 
Waterloo, Iowa Attorney practicing in Iowa primarily in Civil Litigation, Business Organization, Estate Planning & Probate, Family Law, Insurance Defense, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Premise Liability, Product Liability, Real Estate, Workers' Compensation & Wrongful Death. Lawyers at the Clark, Butler, Walsh & Hamann are dedicated to serve their clients in Iowa, including the cities of Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Fort Dodge, Ames, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Davenport, Dubuque, Des Moines, Adel, Marshalltown, Pella, Decorah, Eldora, Johnston, Ankeny, Muscatine, Ottumwa, Manchester, Elkader, and Burlington , and the communities that make Polk, Webster, Story, Linn, Johnson, Scott, Dubuque, Black Hawk, Dallas, Marshall, Marion, Winneshiek, Muscatine, Wapello, Delaware, Clayton, Hardin and Des Moines counties.
 
 
I. Overview
II. Product Defects
III. Common Defenses Against Product Liability Claims
IV. Protecting Your Legal Rights
V. Consumer Protection Law and Agencies
 


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Consumer Protection Law and Agencies

Product liability is governed by a large number of federal and state regulations, statutes, and orders. Plaintiffs can gain a large advantage by showing that a manufacturer or seller violated one or more of these statutes. The Consumer Products Safety Act also allows consumers to recover damages through a civil lawsuit. In addition, products such as aircrafts, automobiles, medical devices, appliances, packaging, chemicals, and many others must meet specific guidelines and requirements. You or your attorney may contact the following agencies for more information about regulations and government services:

Federal:

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published numerous regulations on workplace safety and health standards.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration develops safety standards for vehicles and enforces the notification of defects to owners.

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission's mission is to reduce consumer injuries. The Commission issues alerts when a product is found unsafe, and can provide valuable information.

The Environmental Protection Agency has a number of publications regarding pollution and chemical safety standards.

The Federal Highway Administration is concerned with highway safety and conducts research on bus and truck safety.

The U.S. Coast Guard sets standards and investigates consumer complaints of defective boats or ships. They issue notifications to boat or ship owners when defects are discovered.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration publishes standards for foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. The FDA has information on product ingredients and manufacturing methods.
State:

State police or highway patrols can provide information about regulations on the use and equipment of vehicles.

Many state fire marshals issue regulations and standards for safe building design and construction.

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If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation contact an Iowa product liability attorney, representing clients in Manchester, Iowa  at the Clark, Butler, Walsh & Hamann. Give us a call at (319) 234-5701 or email us at info@cbwh-law.com.
 

DISCLAIMER: The information you obtain at our firm web site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. It is recommended that you should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

 

 
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