Social Media Addiction — Facebook and Instagram

At Phillips Law Group, we can represent young adults or parents of adolescents who became addicted to Facebook and/or Instagram and suffered serious mental health injuries, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation as a result of social media addiction.

But what exactly is social media addiction? According to a study published in Frontiers in Psychology and provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information — part of the United States National Library of Medicine — “excessive and compulsive use of social media may lead to social media addiction (SMA).”

Social Media Addiction – Impact

SMA can impact users’ mental health and lead to anxiety, depression, lower subjective well-being, and poor academic performance, among other concerns. Sadly, a 2017 study of adolescents published in Plos One found that 4.5 percent of young adults suffered from SMA.

In addition, a University of Albany study reported that excessive social media use can also be associated with substance abuse disorder.

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of social media addiction, we may be able to help. Please contact our team of attorneys today to see what your legal options may be.

Potential Claims

Our Social Media Litigation lawyers have worked with other attorneys across the country to file lawsuits related to social media addiction and is investigating other cases. Some cases may be consolidated into multidistrict litigation. But knowing the best way to move forward if this is an issue you’re dealing with without the help of an experienced attorney can be very difficult.

If you believe you or a loved one may be dealing with the repercussions of SMA, we may be able to help you with a legal case. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with the Phillips Law Group team so we can review your claim and determine the legal options available to you.

Please call us at 602-222-2222 to contact our firm today. We want to help you seek justice for the harm done to you or your child. Call us today to learn more.