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Social media giants like Meta Platforms, Inc. (Facebook’s parent company) rake in billions annually by using intricate digital algorithms designed to captivate and even addict users. Upon opening a Facebook account, the platform starts collecting personal data and tracking user interactions. Armed with this wealth of information, Facebook provides content to keep users engaged.

Regrettably, many vulnerable demographics, including the younger generation, have experienced serious harm from their Facebook experiences. If you or a loved one has been injured due to Facebook use, you may have grounds to pursue a Facebook lawsuit

At Lawsuit Legal News, our mission is to provide up-to-date information about pending lawsuits against Facebook and help individuals who are seeking justice for Facebook's harms.

Facebook Lawsuit Claims

The legal team behind Lawsuit Legal News (LLN) consists of seasoned professionals with decades of experience protecting injured clients in mass tort, class action, and other nationwide legal claims. With more than 120 years of combined experience, we have successfully resolved personal injury lawsuits and claims in excess of $400 million.

We have our finger on the pulse of current events and legal movements, including a potential Facebook class-action lawsuit. We know many Facebook users are experiencing serious medical and mental health issues as a result of social media use, and we want to help. 

If you or a loved one was injured by Facebook use, turn to a compassionate social media lawyer on the LLN team for true information and real answers. We offer free consultations to help you understand your legal rights and whether you can bring a Facebook lawsuit.

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You Need a Firm With Prior Mass Tort Experience

If you are considering bringing a legal claim against a tech giant, you need to have a team of seasoned legal professionals on your side. LLN boasts a wealth of experience in handling complex cases, which makes us fierce advocates for your rights in a potential Facebook lawsuit.

Negotiating a Facebook settlement claim demands a deep understanding of social media law and its application to different legal scenarios. Whether your case involves pursuing a Facebook class-action lawsuit, engaging in multidistrict litigation (MDL), or presenting intricate expert testimony, our skilled team of mass tort attorneys is ready to protect your interests.

Why Might Facebook Be Liable for Injuring Users?

Many social media lawsuits assert that Facebook engineered a digital world full of algorithms strategically crafted to draw in young users, extend their time online, and addict them to the platform. Since Facebook derives a significant portion of its revenue from online advertising, it has a vested interest in keeping users engaged, often at the expense of their well-being.

Studies of social media usage reveal that the average user spends approximately 151 minutes per day online—a figure that has steadily increased since 2012. Moreover, a staggering 90 percent of teenagers spend an average of three hours daily on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.

In the broader context, American users collectively spend just over two hours daily on social media platforms. This prolonged exposure exposes individuals, particularly impressionable young people whose cognitive faculties and self-perception are still evolving, to a barrage of harmful content, ranging from misinformation and cyberbullying to attacks on their self-esteem.

What Are the Theories Raised in Facebook Lawsuit Claims?

In several Facebook lawsuits, plaintiffs have alleged that the platform's algorithms manipulate how content is presented to create feelings of inadequacy and worsen mental health issues among users.

One common assertion in Facebook lawsuits is that the platform's algorithms prioritize and feature irresistible content to younger people, often portraying an unrealistic portrayal of wealth, beauty, and success. This curated content stream can distort teen’s perceptions, leading to feelings of inadequacy or failure to meet societal standards.

Moreover, the flood of social media content has been linked to adverse mental health problems. Plaintiffs in Facebook lawsuits argue that excessive exposure to the platform's content can create and worsen mental health issues, particularly among younger users.

One notable Facebook lawsuit alleges that Meta Platforms and affiliated companies knowingly promote "controversial, disturbing, negative, and emotionally charged" content, which contributes to physical and emotional harm, especially among vulnerable demographics. 

Citing research, the complaint underscores how social media facilitates cyberbullying and correlates with various health issues such as obesity, sleep deprivation, and eating disorders in children. Furthermore, the lawsuit contends that social media usage is associated with elevated risks of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide.

Would Facebook Harm Children on Purpose?

Would Facebook Harm Children on Purpose

Of course, Facebook’s CEO denies all wrongdoing on the part of his wildly profitable company. However, many people have argued that Facebook's business goal is to prioritize user engagement and entertainment, even at the expense of their well-being. 

The platform's revenue model hinges on advertising, which is tailored to individual user behaviors. In one recent fiscal year, Facebook reported nearly $70 billion in ad revenue, showing how companies can reap immense financial gains from user data analysis. And Facebook particularly targets the younger demographics with micro-targeted advertisements to keep kids engaged longer.

With each interaction, Facebook gathers a wealth of user data, further adding to its profit margins. Plaintiffs in Facebook lawsuits contend that the platform uses sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence to exploit human psychology, prioritizing its financial gain over user safety and mental well-being. 

In ongoing lawsuits against Facebook, plaintiffs have advanced several key legal theories, including:

Failure to Warn

One of the foundational claims in Facebook lawsuits alleges that the platform failed to adequately warn users, particularly minors and their parents, about the potential mental, emotional, and physical risks associated with using Facebook.

Design Defect

Plaintiffs argue that Facebook's design contains inherent defects that can harm users, especially minors. They contend that reasonable changes could reduce these risks, but Facebook has failed to implement them.


Lawsuits allege that Facebook and its parent company, Meta, were aware or should have been aware of the potential harm posed by the platform's algorithms and design. Despite this knowledge, the companies failed to take adequate measures to minimize user risks. These injured plaintiffs argue that the companies prioritize profit over user safety, fostering addictive behavior and prolonged usage despite understanding the product's potential dangers.

Manufacturing Defect

This theory claims that Facebook developers deviated from the original product design, resulting in a final product that poses a greater danger to users than intended. Plaintiffs claim that these deviations have led to severe harm or even fatalities among users.


Plaintiffs assert that Meta and Facebook used deceptive advertising, marketing, and promotion to portray the platform as safe while concealing its inherent dangers. Despite being aware of the risks posed to users' mental and emotional well-being, the companies allegedly hid this information, creating a hazardous environment for users.

What Injuries Have Been Linked to Facebook Use?

What Injuries Have Been Linked to Facebook Use

Once users become addicted to the allure of Facebook, excessive use can lead to a range of harmful outcomes.

Reports have identified the following potential injuries associated with prolonged and addictive Facebook use:

  • Depression and Anxiety: Prolonged exposure to social media can worsen feelings of depression and anxiety, particularly among vulnerable individuals.
  • Self-Harm: Some users may resort to self-harming behaviors due to distress or negative experiences encountered on the platform.
  • Eating Disorders: Trying to achieve the unattainable body standards promoted on Facebook can contribute to the development of eating disorders, with severe cases leading to death.
  • Body Dysmorphia: The constant comparison to societally perfect images on Facebook may distort users' perceptions of their own bodies, leading to body dysmorphia and related psychological distress.
  • Violence: Exposure to violent or harmful content on Facebook can desensitize users and contribute to the normalization of violent behaviors.
  • Insomnia: Excessive use of Facebook, particularly before bedtime, can disrupt sleep patterns and contribute to insomnia.
  • Suicide: Tragically, the platform's addictive nature and exposure to harmful content have been linked to increased suicide rates among certain user demographics.
  • Other Mental Health Conditions: Conditions such as ADHD and difficulty concentrating may be exacerbated by excessive Facebook use, further compromising users' mental well-being.
  • Headaches and Migraines: Prolonged screen time and exposure to blue light emitted by devices can trigger headaches and migraines in susceptible individuals.
  • Vision Issues: Extended periods of staring at screens can result in eye strain and other vision-related problems.

Current lawsuits against Meta and Facebook allege that the companies were aware of these potential harms but chose not to warn users or make algorithmic changes to reduce these risks. Instead, Facebook purportedly modified its platform to increase user addiction and prolong engagement, prioritizing profit over user well-being.

What Compensation Can You Request in a Facebook Lawsuit?

Similar to other personal injury claims and lawsuits, the amount of compensation (known as legal damages) each person may receive will vary. Your Facebook lawsuit value will depend on the type of injury you or your loved one suffered and the extent of the related financial losses you incurred. 

To learn more about how much you can request for your specific situation, reach out to one of the social media lawyers on the LLN team today.

In more general terms, the possible legal damages an injured person could request in a Facebook lawsuit claim might include:

  • All medical costs related to your Facebook injuries
  • All lost income, wages, benefits, and other sources of money related to missing work because of medical care or because you cannot work after suffering a Facebook injury
  • Pain and suffering related to your injuries and financial losses
  • The reduction in your life enjoyment as a result of Facebook usage
  • If a court finds that Facebook acted intentionally and/or egregiously to harm you, punitive damages might be available

Calculating the value of your unique losses is a complicated process. At LLN, we want to ensure you receive a fair amount of compensation in your Facebook settlement claim. That’s why it’s important to partner with one of the skilled Facebook lawsuit lawyers associated with LLN.

Our skilled social media lawyers know how to challenge multi-million dollar corporations like Facebook and Meta. Our team won’t back down, and we offer the resources you’ll need to go head-to-head with these giants that put profit before user safety. 

How much can you recover in a Facebook lawsuit?

Can You File a Facebook Lawsuit?

Bringing a personal injury claim, especially against a corporate giant, requires building a strong legal case supported by solid evidence to justify your right to receive fair compensation. When you are facing medical treatment or caring for your child who needs emotional or physical help after a Facebook-related injury, most people don’t have the energy or strength to gather evidence and build a strong legal claim.

This is when the experienced social media lawyers associated with Lawsuit Legal News can help.

We can compile important documents and information to support your Facebook lawsuit claim, such as: 

  • Proof that you or your loved one used Facebook
  • Documentation of diagnoses and/or prognoses of medical or psychological conditions related to social media addiction
  • A calculation of the total cost of medical care already incurred and expected in the future to treat the condition(s) 
  • A total for current and projected income loss
  • An evaluation of the intangible losses like pain and suffering and loss of the ongoing enjoyment of your life

We can guarantee that Facebook and Meta have extensive legal teams that are paid very well to defend legal claims. To bring a successful Facebook lawsuit, you need a sophisticated and tenacious legal team in your corner to fight the corporate lawyers, challenge the insurance companies, and protect your legal rights every step of the way. Trust the team at LLN to have your back.

Yes, You Can Afford to File a Facebook Lawsuit

The compassionate legal team behind Lawsuit Legal News always takes on social media claims using a contingency fee basis. In other words, you won’t have to pay anything upfront, not even for an initial, no-obligation consultation where you can ask any questions and learn more about your options. Then, if you choose to work with the LLN team, you won’t pay any attorney’s fees until they resolve your Facebook lawsuit claim and put money in your pocket.

The lawyers who support LLN can explain more about your specific legal options, how to begin, and answer any other questions during your free, confidential consultation. With several office locations nationwide, you can meet in person or set up a virtual meeting at your convenience.

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Matthew A. Dolman, Facebook Lawsuit Lawyer

If Facebook has harmed you or a loved one, you may be able to file a Facebook lawsuit to recoup the compensation you deserve. Reach out to the experienced social media harm attorneys associated with LLN to share your story and learn more. We can explain the legal process and discuss your right to receive compensation for your Facebook injuries.

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