Dr. Mehmet Oz has a home remedy for just about anything on his show “The Dr. Oz Show.” One of his home remedies did not go as planned and has caused Dr. Oz to be sued by a viewer who tried one of his home remedies, according to ABC News on March 20.
A New Jersey man, Frank Dietl, is suing Dr. Oz due to the home remedy for insomnia that left the man with third-degree burns on his feet. According to Dietl’s lawyer, Dietl was confined to his bed for weeks due to the burns.
Dietl suffers from diabetes, which causes him to have “diminished sensation” in his feet. Dietl was unaware of how hot the socks were, which cause the third-degree burns.
Dr. Oz had a home remedy for insomnia for people who suffered from cold feet. The viewers were instructed to fill a pair of socks with uncooked rice and warm the socks in the microwave. The viewer was to then to put the socks on and leave them on for 20 minutes. Dr. Oz did warn not to get the socks too hot as it could cause burns.
The spokesman for “The Dr. Oz Show,” Tim Sullivan, did not have any comment since they had not formally been served with a complaint at the time. Sullivan did say they stand by their content on the program. Even though Dr. Oz is being sued, he still has a large fan base that continues to take his advice.
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