Child Social Media Lawsuit in Memphis: What You Need to Know

Our Memphis social media lawsuit has been getting some attention. We’re taking on cases related to child eating disorders, depression and suicide, and other forms of abuse and exploitation. Here are some basics on who qualifies and how Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat might be responsible.

What Are These Cases About?

For too many parents, the changes came swiftly. Their sweet, well-balanced child suddenly fell into severe depression, anxiety, or despair. Maybe they had mood swings or became extremely isolated. And in some cases they got really sick and needed treatment, or even lost their lives. 

Only in the last few years have we begun to see the connection between these changes and social media. The companies, however, have known for a long time.

If your child or teenager has experienced any of the following brought on by social media, you may be entitled to compensation:

  • death by suicide or depression
  • suicidal ideation or attempts
  • self harm
  • eating disorders
  • grooming and sexual assault
  • or other related injuries.

We are looking to speak with families whose children are 23 or younger and have been injured due to their use of social media in the ways listed above.

How Social Media Hurts Children and Teens

Internal documents from the social media companies and years of investigations show these platforms are extremely dangerous for kids.

We all know the algorithms guide our experiences online. For adults, it can be difficult—even impossible—to understand how these systems work and why we see what we see.

Among other things, the social media companies:

  • Knowingly designed products that addict children.
  • Didn’t shield children from abusive and exploitative content.
  • Hosted and even promoted sites encouraging eating disorders, self-harm, and violence.
  • Allowed children to use their sites despite being too young, in violation of their own policies.
  • Provided content that would help prevent parental control and monitoring.
  • Failed to communicate with parents about the dangers on these sites.

For some children and teens, these platforms have led them into serious injury, self-harm, and even death.

Social Media Companies Knew and Did Nothing

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and others have huge research departments. Those departments study the way their products impact people, including children. (And in some cases, they study children far younger than their sites claim to allow.)

In 2021, whistleblower Frances Haugen released a massive set of documents related to Meta’s research on children, privacy, and more. (Meta runs Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp). Those documents revealed the company was aware of the impacts of their platforms on children and teens.

The companies knew their sites exacerbated suicidal thoughts in children and teens. They were aware of eating disorder content on the platforms and how easily children could access it. And they knew content on these sites would guide children on how to avoid parental oversight.

An Attorney for Your Memphis Social Media Lawsuit

If your child has been injured by social media, including ongoing use of Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Our Memphis, Tennessee, law firm is looking to speak with parents and children 23 and younger whose social media engagement led to:

  • treatment for depression
  • suicidal ideation or attempts
  • anorexia
  • bulimia
  • self harm
  • grooming and sexual assault
  • or other related injuries.

We are pursuing cases against these companies, and we’re passionate about getting justice for the families they’ve devastated.

As opposed to a mass tort, these are individual cases representing you and your family. We’ll sit down with you and discuss what happened, answer your questions, and let you know what to expect.

For decades, our attorneys have taken on some of the biggest corporations in the world. We know how these giant companies try to protect themselves—and we know how to fight back. We’ve won multiple awards for client satisfaction, and we don’t win a thing unless you do.

To get started, just call us today at 901-327-2100 or fill out the form below. We look forward to speaking with you.

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