A Memphis Child Social Media Lawyer for Your Case
If you’ve heard anything on the child social media lawsuit Memphis has been buzzing about, you may have some questions.
Our Memphis social media lawsuit has been getting a lot of press and a lot of interest from families worried about their own child’s mental health. Here’s what you need to know and how to get involved.
Social Media Companies Facebook and Snapchat Have Hurt Children
Social media comes with all sorts of problems for children. Our research, Congressional testimony, and the companies’ own documents back this up.
The major social media companies started by creating systems addictive for kids and teens. Most of us know what it’s like to get drawn in by internet rabbit holes. We look down at our phones to check the time, and in what feels like a few seconds we look back up and have lost minutes or even hours.
It’s much worse for children, whose brains haven’t fully developed yet.
Armed with this addictive technology, the companies then pushed all sorts of horrific content at our kids, including:
- Videos that encourage eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia
- Messages and private interactions from predators and exploitative channels
- Glorification of violence, suicide, and self-harm
- and more
And as if that wasn’t enough, they also pushed content on how to set up fake accounts and purposefully get around parental controls. Furthermore, they didn’t properly warn parents about all these risks.
Our Memphis social media lawsuit addresses these harms.
Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat All Knew the Risks
When all of this abuse became public, none of it surprised Meta (which makes Facebook and Instagram) or the people behind Snapchat. According to witness testimony and hundreds of internal documents, all of these platforms were well aware their sites had a negative impact on children, and especially teens and young girls.
They knew children with suicidal thoughts blamed Instagram for their depression. In addition, executives understood their products led to severe and even fatal eating disorders in children. They knew young minors–far younger than their policies claim to allow–were getting accounts and accessing all this material.
And in response, they did nothing.
The apps, desperate for children’s attention, never addressed their own addictive properties. By keeping our kids obsessed with this harmful content, they harnessed their data and sold ads. They make a lot of money on these children, whether now or when they’re just a bit older. And whatever data they can get now will lead to big profits down the road.
So it’s no surprise they pushed them toward extreme content about their bodies and self-worth. However, that’s exactly the kind of material that hooks vulnerable children and leads to catastrophic mental health problems.
A Child Social Media Lawsuit Memphis Can Get Behind
So that’s why we’re launching these lawsuits against Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. We have heard from families whose children were hospitalized or even lost their lives because of the negligence of these apps.
We want to bring the executives to justice and put a stop to their products destroying young people’s lives. And we intend to get compensation for these children and their families.
In particular, we’re looking to speak with families with children 23 and younger who were treated for any of the following because of their social media use:
- eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia
- suicidal attempts or ideation
- abuse or exploitation
- or any other physical harm caused by these apps
We pursue each case individually and work with you and your family’s specific needs. As an injury firm Memphis has trusted for decades, we treat every client with compassion and kindness, and you’ll feel safe with our team. We also know how to fight for you, and that’s exactly what we’ll do—with everything we’ve got.
That’s how we’ve won multiple awards for client satisfaction. And it’s how we’ve won cases against some of the biggest companies in the world.
If you or your child has been injured by social media, don’t wait to get started. The conversation is completely free, and we don’t make a penny unless and until you do.
Just give us a call at 901-327-2100 to speak with an attorney today, no strings attached. You can also fill out the form below.
We look forward to speaking with you and getting justice for your family.
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