It is anything but a game.

The “blackout challenge,” which encourages children to choke themselves until they lose consciousness, has reportedly gained popularity on social media sites such as TikTok and has resulted in the deaths of at least  several children – a 12-year-old boy in Colorado, an eighth grader in Massachusetts, a 10-year-old girl in Italy.

If your child suffered injury or death as a result of seeing the “blackout challenge” on social media and then participating, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against social media outlets such as TikTok.

Kline & Specter, with more than 40 lawyers, five of whom are also highly skilled medical doctors – the most in the United States – has the expertise to investigate and litigate “blackout challenge” cases against major social media outlets such as TikTok.

Our attorneys have the experience to quickly and accurately assess such cases. We have won more than $10 billion in personal injury cases. Contact us for a free evaluation of your case.

While TikTok’s terms and conditions require that users be at least 13 years old, there apparently is no guarantee or safeguards to ensure that age requirement is met. Police in various jurisdictions are investigating several deaths that occurred after children took the “dare” to choke themselves evidently after watching videos on TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance.

Kline & Specter lawyers have won substantial verdicts and settlements against major companies and our attorneys have the experience to handle catastrophic injury and wrongful death lawsuits. We accept cases from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and nationwide.