A recent home remedy has Dr. Oz sued for damages. The good doctor is known for offering ways to cure stress, get rid of fat or curb unhealthy eating patterns. However in 2012, Mehmet Oz had a sleep tip offered on his show that caused one man's feet to burn after he tried it.
A report on March 19 from UPI.com talks of the lawsuit against Dr. Oz by a New Jersey man. The man claims he suffered burns by following a home remedy to aid with sleep. The remedy involved putting "heated rice-filled socks" on, which was a recommendation by the doctor on his show in 2012.
However, the remedy did more than it was supposed to, as 76-year-old Frank Dietl is now filing a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court saying the supposed sleep cure caused his feet to suffer third degree burns. Dietl was apparently unaware that his feet were suffering the burns as he is a diabetic who also suffers from neuropathy, a condition which gives "diminished sensation in his feet." Dietl noted that Dr. Oz should have "had a disclaimer for people with neuropathy." The damages or monetary amount he is seeking in the lawsuit are unspecified as of this report.
A spokesman for "The Dr. Oz Show" indicated that all of those on the show including Mehmet Oz stand "by the content in our program as safe and educational for our viewers." Dr. Oz first rose to fame as a regular on Oprah Winfrey's daytime talk show, and eventually gained his own daily show. His daily one-hour program airs weekdays at 4 p.m. EST in Roanoke on Cox Cable channel 13 for ABC affiliate station WSET.