[2023 Guide] Social Media Harm Lawsuit Injuries
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On this page, we’ll discuss an overview of the social media harm lawsuit injuries, mental health effects caused by excessive social media use, the role of social media companies in preventing harm, and much more.
Social media has introduced many new forms of communication, allowing us to keep in touch with family, make new friends, and share our lives online.
Despite its positive aspects, social media may have grave implications for young users.
The impact of social media on mental health has become concerning, particularly among teenagers and young adults.
Young people tend to be on their phones for long periods, potentially leading to excessive social media use and addiction, as well as negative mental health problems such as:
Social Media Mental Health Lawsuits are being filed against several social media companies, claiming that excessive use is causing or exacerbating mental health problems in children and young people.
If you or a loved one developed mental health effects, eating disorders, or other mental health issues subsequent to excessive social media use, you may be eligible to file a Social Media Harm Lawsuit and pursue financial compensation.
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Our Social Media Lawyers are here to help you seek justice.
We are sensitive to the needs and experiences of our clients, and our attorneys and legal staff understand the underlying issues with social media overuse.
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Teens and young adults who have used social media sites and subsequently suffered from mental health impacts may be eligible for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one have suffered from any of the following, contact us for a free consultation:
No, this is not a Social Media Class Action Lawsuit.
These lawsuits are certified as a multidistrict litigation (MDL).
Social Media Addiction Lawsuits have been consolidated into the Social Media Adolescent Addiction/Personal Injury Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 3047) in the US District Court for the Northern District of California.
MDLs are a type of legal procedure used to speed the process of handling complex litigations by consolidating cases and addressing pretrial procedures in a single court.
MDLs are consolidations of lawsuits with similar allegations and injuries, and are designed to ensure consistent rulings across cases with similar context.
If you or a loved one excessively used social media platforms and subsequently developed mental health problems, you may be eligible to file a Social Media Addiction Lawsuit.
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The following social media companies and social media platforms are named as defendants in the Social Media Adolescent Addiction/Personal Injury Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 3047):
Social media giants like Meta Platforms (Facebook and Instagram), TikTok, and other social media companies are facing lawsuits from young users and their family members.
These lawsuits allege that social media companies are liable for the psychological harm caused by excessive and addictive use of their social media channels.
The targets of the lawsuits are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and other social media platforms for their alleged failure to implement sufficient safeguards to protect users’ mental health.
Excessive social media use has been associated with various mental health effects, each with potentially devastating consequences for young users.
Mental health effects linked to social media use include:
Heavy social media use can cause an increased risk of depression among teenagers and young adults.
Constant exposure to carefully curated highlight reels of others’ lives can lead to feelings of inadequacy, loneliness, and social isolation.
The rise of social media has created a phenomenon known as “Facebook depression,” which happens when preteens to young adults excessively spend time on social media sites and begin to exhibit classic symptoms of depression.
A Harvard University article reported several challenges of social media usage for young users, such as the fear of missing out (FOMO), feeling replaceable, and attachment to their devices.
This can lead to uncertainty and anxiety about their lives, in-person relationships, and online reputations.
Additionally, the pressure to post, gain likes and comments, and maintain a perfect online image contributes to anxiety among social media users.
The constant comparison with others’ seemingly flawless lives can fuel self-doubt and heighten anxiety levels.
Research has shown a concerning correlation between heavy social media use and an increased risk of suicidal ideation among adolescents.
Excessive exposure to cyberbullying and graphic images of self-harm on social media can lead to suicidal thoughts, especially in vulnerable teens and young adults.
Negative comments, body shaming, and hate speech can affect users’ mental health and cause serious psychological consequences.
Social media also contributes to the rising numbers of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) among young users.
A study shows that social media can aggravate body image dissatisfaction and comorbidities of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), such as depression and eating disorders.
Exposure to unrealistic beauty standards and heavily edited images on social media can lead to body dysmorphia, a condition where individuals develop a distorted perception of their physical appearance.
This can cause users to become excessively preoccupied with their body image, constantly compare themselves to others, and engage in extreme behaviors like dieting or body modification.
Social media’s emphasis on appearance and body image can contribute to the development or exacerbation of eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.
Certain content on platforms can lead users, especially teenage girls and young women, to idealize thin bodies and engage in unhealthy dieting habits.
As reported in ABC News, preteens as young as nine years old may suffer from an eating disorder.
Additionally, social media influencers might promote dangerous and extreme diets that are not based on scientific evidence, which can encourage users to put their health at risk.
Excessive social media use can increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
A study found that adolescents aged 15 to 16 frequently using social media can develop subsequent symptoms of ADHD.
Constantly checking updates and notifications can be highly distracting and interfere with focus, concentration, and productivity.
Social media’s constant stimulation can negatively affect users’ sleep patterns and disrupt their natural circadian rhythms.
Research shows that higher problematic social media use (PSMU) scores are associated with negative social comparison, low self-esteem, and depression.
Constantly comparing oneself to others’ seemingly perfect lives on social media can lead to diminished self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy.
The more time users spend looking at other people’s lives, the more they compare themselves, which can lead to a decline in self-worth and mental distress.
Apart from the adverse mental health effects, excessive social media use can lead to other forms of harm and injuries, both emotional and physical.
These forms of harm from social media may include:
The constant pressure to maintain a flawless online image and the fear of judgment from others can affect individuals’ emotional well-being.
Users may become obsessed with managing their online presence and portraying only the perfect version of themselves, leading to an unhealthy emotional state.
Constant social media exposure can lead to mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
Social media can also lead to physical injuries in users who spend too much time on their phones or laptops.
Prolonged phone use can cause neck pain, backache, eyestrain, wrist problems, and other physical ailments due to poor posture and repetitive motion injuries.
Social media sites’ lack of moderation and anonymity can lead to malicious behavior.
False information or damaging content posted on social media platforms can harm an individual’s reputation and cause emotional damage.
Social media platforms can become breeding grounds for cyberbullying and online harassment, causing immense distress to victims.
Cyberbullying involves sending or posting hurtful comments, photos, or videos online to cause harm.
This can lead to an array of psychological and physical problems in victims.
Online harassment is another form of cyberbullying that includes unwanted messages, threats, and other types of digital abuse, such as online sexual abuse and harassment.
As of April 2023, there are 4.8 billion social media users worldwide — 60% of the total global population.
The average time spent on social media sites is 2 hours and 24 minutes daily.
Social media usage varies significantly across age groups.
According to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in 2022, the following trends emerged:
Social media companies have a significant responsibility in shaping the online experiences of their users, especially when it comes to protecting their mental health and well-being.
Social media companies play a critical role in preventing harm and promoting a safe and positive online environment, and when they fail to do so, consequences for young users engaged with harmful content may be serious.
Social media companies are often expected to do the following in order to protect the mental health of users:
Individuals and family members of victims may be eligible to file a social media lawsuit against social media companies for various types of harm caused by the platform(s).
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Our attorneys can help you complete the steps necessary to file a claim, including gathering evidence and assessing damages.
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Evidence is extremely important in any lawsuit claim.
Your attorney can help you gather and retain evidence related to your claim, but you can also begin this process on your own.
Potential evidence in a Social Media Mental Health or Social Media Addiction Lawsuit may include:
Damages refer to the total amount of losses, economic and non-economic, incurred as a result of social media addiction and related mental and physical health effects.
Potential damages in a Social Media Lawsuit may include:
It is crucial to consult an experienced social media lawyer for guidance and advice in these cases.
This will help to ensure that victims get the best possible outcome from their legal claims.
Injuries from social media addiction can be severe and long-lasting.
If you or a loved one has experienced harm due to excessive and prolonged use of social media platforms, you may be eligible to file a claim.
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At TorHoerman Law, our experienced social media lawyers will work with you to hold social media companies accountable, protect your legal rights, and seek justice.
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