Michigan – October 15, 2022
The frequent use and content searching on social media platforms is a danger to anyone using them for extended periods of time, particularly young impressionable individuals. Instagram has been found to be particularly damaging to mental health, contributing to problems such as low self-esteem, anxiety and eating disorders. Teenagers and young adults who have used Facebook or Instagram and subsequently experienced negative mental health impacts may be eligible to file a lawsuit to recover damage compensation. Victims should talk with a personal injury lawyer about identified negative health impacts that may include:
- Depression or depressive symptoms
- Eating Disorders
- Body Dysmorphia
- Self-harm or suicidal ideation
- Any other diagnosed mental illnesses
Victims of social media harms may need to prove that the negative mental health issues were not present before the extended use of the platforms. The addictive nature of Instagram can be appealing to picture takers who quickly realize that Instagram’s filters can make the ordinary look stunning driving users to share more images and wait for validation of their posts.
Recoverable damage compensation.
Damage compensation in a personal injury lawsuit refers to correcting any losses, economic or non-economic, incurred because of an external factor. Any mental health struggles caused by Instagram in this case may require compensation to cover:
- Medical treatment costs
- Therapy costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional damages
- Lifelong disability
- Other potential damages as identified in the Meta lawsuits.
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.
Lawsuits for social media may be based on improper or non-existent warnings to the dangers posed by their use and victims who used the platforms before they turned 21, spend more than 3 hours per day and suffer from mental health issues may be able to build a case against Instagram based on the lack of transparency regarding known dangers data researched by Meta. Depending on the harms to a victim’s 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 and how the process plays out.
Michigan personal injury attorneys at the Neumann Law Group must work to prove negligence and that 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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