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Social Media Lawsuit

Parents in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, are filing social media lawsuits against platforms for exposing teens to harmful content and damaging their body image and mental health. They are joining a growing number of families and school districts that have filed lawsuits against social media companies for their impact on teen mental health. If your child has been hurt by social media content, Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you get the compensation and justice you deserve.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

When used too frequently, social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok can lead to a range of mental health issues, such as low self-esteem, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and suicide. 

Unfortunately, teens and children are the most likely to suffer from social media addiction. They are also more likely to develop mental illnesses from social media addiction. These findings have led parents in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and nationwide to file lawsuits against social media giants like TikTok and Snapchat.

If social media usage has emotionally damaged your child, you may be eligible to file or join a social media lawsuit, such as a Snapchat class action lawsuit, Meta lawsuit, or Instagram lawsuit. Call Cordisco & Saile LLC at 215-372-0574 to learn about your eligibility and how we can help you. Our trusted social media lawyers have helped clients in Bucks County, Bensalem, Philadelphia, and beyond.

What Is a Social Media Lawsuit?

Social media platforms like TikTok and Facebook are created to be addictive. Facebook was deliberately designed to be “as addictive as cigarettes,” according to its former director of monetization Tim Kendall. He also admitted that Facebook aims to get more people to pay attention to products and have them paying that attention longer daily. 

Social media platforms have deployed sophisticated algorithms aiming to addict users, while also exposing them to potentially harmful content. As a result, many people—especially teens and children—have developed addiction problems related to their use of social media. Some teens and children have also developed severe emotional problems due to social media addiction. 

A growing body of research has confirmed the relationship between social media addiction and emotional problems. A 2018 study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found a clear relationship between time spent on social media apps and mental health issues, suicidal ideation, and depression among adolescents. The study also discovered that excessive social media use correlated to an increase in self-harm. Similarly, a 2021 Brigham Young University study revealed that teenage girls who used social media for two to three hours a day had a higher risk of suicide.

To hold these social media giants accountable for prioritizing profit over their users’ well-being and mental health, parents in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and nationwide have filed social media lawsuits for the physical and psychological harm they and their children have suffered due to social media use. If these lawsuits succeed, parents may recover the following damages:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • The costs of dialectical behavior therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy expenses
  • Lost job opportunities
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death, if a child or teen has committed suicide

Who Is Eligible to File a Social Media Addiction Claim?

Over 1,200 families around the U.S. are filing social media lawsuits. You or your child may be eligible to file a social media addiction claim if you or your child:

  • Spent at least three hours using social media every day
  • Was addicted to social media before age 25
  • Has suffered physical and psychological harm due to social media addiction, including suicide, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, or anxiety
  • Has sought or received treatment for physical or psychological harm caused by social media addiction

Book a free case review with Cordisco & Saile LLC’s experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers to learn whether you are eligible to file a social media addiction claim.

Who Is Most Likely to Suffer from a Social Media Addiction?

Children over 10 and teens are the most likely group to develop social media addiction. 

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), starting around the age of 10, children’s brains undergo a shift that spurs them to seek social rewards, such as peer approval and attention. These changes can make compliments—as well as likes, comments, and reshares on social media—feel much more satisfying.

Adults also feel satisfied after receiving feedback on social media, but they are less susceptible to social media trends because they usually have a more fixed sense of self. Secondly, adults have a more developed prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that can regulate emotional responses to social rewards. This means adults have an easier time controlling addictions than younger people.

How Much Is My Social Media Addiction Case Worth?

Social media lawsuits holding tech giants responsible for harm caused by addiction to their apps are unique and unprecedented. As of May 2023, none of these cases have settled or gone to trial. So, we do not currently have enough information to determine the value of social media addiction, Instagram, or TikTok lawsuits. 

However, we speculate that social media addiction cases involving teen suicide may be worth the most. Wrongful death cases involving the suicide of a teen may have a value of $1.5 to $5 million. On the other hand, social media addiction lawsuits with less serious injuries, such as eating disorders or depression, would likely be worth considerably less.

Why Choose Cordisco & Saile LLC for Your Social Media Lawsuit

Social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok should not be allowed to exploit children and teenagers’ vulnerabilities, such as their desire for approval and attention from peers and less developed prefrontal cortexes. 

As an award-winning team of personal injury lawyers fighting for the people of Bucks County, Bensalem, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and beyond, Cordisco & Saile LLC is proud to take a stand against social media giants. If you or your child has suffered mental health issues due to social media addiction, you may have the opportunity to:

  • Hold social media platforms accountable for their unethical behavior
  • Prevent other children and teens from being addicted to social media
  • Seek compensation that can cover treatment, therapy, and funeral costs
  • Seek justice for your family

We have already secured impressive results for a wide range of clients. These include $2,470,000 for a Bristol man seriously injured by an armored car and $1,175,000 for a Bucks County couple struck by a drunk driver. 

Our award-winning Bucks County social media lawyers are ready to help you stand up and fight for the compensation you and your family deserve. Call Cordisco & Saile LLC at 215-344-7976 or fill out our case review form to learn more about your legal options. 

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