Dr. Oz sued is one of today's big news stories that has thousands skeptically talking today as to whether not they should follow the TV doctors medical advice anymore. The UPI reported on Tuesday, March 19 that Dr. Oz's home sleep remedy left one New Jersey man suffering burns after attempting to follow his TV advice.
76-year-old Frank Dietl filed a lawsuit in Manhattan's Supreme Court on Monday, March 18. Dietl claims that he got third degree burns on his feet,when he followed Dr.Oz's advice about the sleep remedy with heated rice-filled socks on his feet.
Dietl alleges that he was confined to his bed for several weeks after using the so-called “knap-sack heated rice footsie” that Dr.Oz suggested on his April 17, 2012.
Dr.Oz advised to leave the rice socks on for 20 minutes, but to be careful not to get them to hot while warming them in the microwave.
Dietl claims that he did not feel his feet burning, because he is a diabetic and suffers from a condition called neuropathy that causes "diminished sensation in his feet."
“What upset me was that Oz should have had a disclaimer for people with neuropathy," Dietl said.
The New Jersey man stated that he was upset because he feels that Dr.Oz should of added a disclaimer to the his advice for people who are suffering from neuropathy, and attempt to try the doctor's home remedy.
Tim Sullivan, spokesman for "The Dr. Oz Show" reveals that the show is standing by Dr. Oz, and believes that the content and advice that Dr.Oz offers during the television show is both safe, and educational for viewers.
“The Dr. Oz Show” refused to comment further on the matter until the show's legal team could review the lawsuit.
Do you think that Dr.Oz can be sued over this particular matter? Have you ever attempted to follow any medical advice you have watched on a medical TV talk show?