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Balancing Benefits and Risks of Social Media for Teens – A Guide for Parents

By Frederick Schenk

Many adolescent and teen aged children have one or more profiles and engage in some form of social media contact daily.

Certainly, there are many benefits to having access to this technology.

Exploring the Impact of Social Media on Youth Addiction and Safety Concerns Amid Meta’s Legal Challenges

By Frederick Schenk


Last October, 41 states along with the District of Columbia, filed a lawsuit against Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, in which the state attorneys general alleged that Meta knowingly used its platforms to cause children to habitually use them, despite the company’s claim that its social media platforms were safe for adolescents and young adults.

Social Media Hearing Addresses Child Online Safety 

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A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on online child safety was held Wednesday, January 31, 2024. In a show of unanimity, democrats and republicans joined forces to address the growing concern for the dangers of online social media.

Male Breast Cancer Linked to Camp Lejeune Contamination Scandal

September 29, 2023 Blog,Mass Tort Blog

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 500 thousand to one million people who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune Military base were exposed to toxic elements in the water supply between 1953 and 1987.

The Tragic Impact of the Camp Lejeune Contamination on Families

September 22, 2023 Blog,Mass Tort Blog

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act was enacted in 2022, enabling those who suffered from exposure to the toxic waters of Camp Lejeune, to file claims against responsible parties including the U.S.

CaseyGerry Investigates Reports of Gallbladder Issues and Gastroparesis in Ozempic® Users

August 22, 2023 Blog,Mass Tort Blog

CaseyGerry is investigating reports linking the use of the prescription drug Ozempic® to Cholelothiasis (gallstones), Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder), and other gallbladder health issues, as well as Gastroparesis.

Ozempic® and similar medications are used by some patients with diabetes to control blood glucose levels.

CaseyGerry Attorney Named to Social Media Steering Committee – Social Media Addiction

SAN DIEGO (June 6, 2023) Frederick Schenk, a longtime CaseyGerry partner and head of the firm’s mass torts practice, was recently appointed by Judge Carolyn Kuhl of the Los Angeles Superior Court to serve on the plaintiffs steering committee in the social media judicial council coordination proceedings (JCCP) lawsuit against some of the world’s biggest Social media companies, including Facebook and Instagram, YouTube, SnapChat, TikTok, and others.

Consumer Alert – Boppy Infant Lounger Manufacturer Re-Issues Recall After More Infant Deaths

June 8, 2023 Blog,Mass Tort Blog

Boppy has re-issued a recall of the Boppy Infant Lounger which has been linked to at least 10 infant deaths. The Boppy loungers under recall are the Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers.