NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 08, 2016) - Napoli Shkolnik PLLC served a Notice of Claim against the New Jersey State District Superintendent, the principal of New Jersey Regional Day and the New Jersey Department of Education on behalf of a Newark family alleging their child was exposed to lead and other toxic substances in the drinking water of the Newark Public School system.

Lead is introduced into drinking water when water is pumped through aging supply pipes, causing lead to be released from the pipes and into the faucets of users. Multiple samples taken at New Jersey Regional Day show elevated lead levels higher than the legal limit set forth under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is encouraging residents who have children in the Newark School Districts to have their children tested for lead poisoning. Serious side effects from lead exposure could result in permanent medical damage and exorbitant medical expenses.

Symptoms of lead exposure include:
- Cognitive (mental), emotional or psychological problems
- Skin rashes
- Hair loss
- Digestive problems
- Infections
- Pregnancy complications
- Breathing problems
- Liver & kidney complications

"Unfortunately we are seeing the damage that lead poisoning can cause on a national level," says Partner Hunter Shkolnik. "These are not isolated incidents and we are working to bring awareness to the issue, represent families who are suffering from lead exposure and talking to Washington D.C. to create a victim compensation fund."

About the firm
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is a national litigation firm with a proven track record of providing representation to victims of environmental contamination disasters, aviation accidents, defective prescriptions drugs and medical devices, asbestos-related illnesses, complex litigation and other serious personal injury matters. With their principal offices in New York City and additional offices in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and affiliates through the United States, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is readily available to clients.

Contact Information:

Contact Information: 
Hunter J. Shkolnik, Esq.
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
1301 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 397-1000