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Philadelphia woman sues Meta for Instagram addiction and eating disorder. 

Pennsylvania – August 10, 2022

A Philadelphia woman has filed a lawsuit for her addiction to Meta’s platforms as a minor causing her lingering depression and an eating disorder, among other conditions. The 21-year-old Roxborough resident filed suit in Philadelphia federal court last week naming Meta Platforms, Inc., Instagram, and various Facebook corporate entities for harms caused to her for knowingly exploiting her as a child to drive corporate products.

Addiction caused lingering mental and physical harms.

The claimant states in her suit that she began using Facebook and Instagram while she was a minor and quickly became addicted. She claims that the content that the platforms pushed out to her and the methods they used initially led to a lack of sleep and a decline in her desire to do anything other than be on them. Eventually her interactions with Facebook and Instagram caused her to develop several injuries, including an eating disorder, body dysmorphia, depression, and repeated periods of suicidal ideation, among other things.  Individuals who have experienced any harmful effects of the use of Meta platforms should seek legal counsel to see if they have a case for compensation to address their harms.

Eating disorders and suicidal ideation.

Instagram is accused “causing and contributing to burgeoning mental health crisis perpetrated upon the children and teenagers of the United States.” Individuals and families who are suffering through mental health issues caused by social media addiction or those who have lost a loved one through suicide due to a negative social media interaction should contact experienced Michigan personal injury lawyers to discuss their concerns and see if they have a case for damages against Facebook, Instagram or other social media platforms.

Social media victim criteria.

To build a case against social media platforms such as META the parent company of Instagram, the victim must have used on or both of Facebook or Instagram, began use before the age of 21, utilizes the platforms for more than 3 hours per day and suffered or suffers from various behavioral health issues including ADD, ADHD, depression and anxiety, and body dysmorphic illness including anorexia and bulimia, but the worst of is suicidal ideation or the act itself.

Lawsuits for social media may be based on improper or non-existent warnings to the dangers posed by their use.  Depending on the harms to your  health, it may be prudent to consult with a Michigan Facebook lawsuit attorney at the Neumann Law Group who can explain when legal action is warranted.


Michigan personal injury attorneys  at the Neumann Law Group can explain how dangerous social media platforms can be and initiate lawsuits against them, specifically Facebook and Instagram.  Proving negligence may require a variety of witnesses from the behavioral health, medical, technological design, and consumer protection specialties, in addition to collecting scientific evidence supporting associated mental health risks, crises and statistical death numbers related to social media.

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  1. https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title28/part6/chapter171&edition=prelim
  2. Facebook Slammed In New Lawsuit By Philly Woman (phillymag.com)
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