A man named Frank Dietl has filed a lawsuit against Dr. Oz, suing him over a home remedy technique for insomia. Zap2It shared the details on March 19 about the tip that Dietl tried that he says left him with third-degree burns.
During the April 17, 2012 episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” Dr. Mehmet Oz showed a technique to combat insomnia. He suggested filling socks with rice, then warming them in the microwave. He said wearing the warm socks for 20 minutes could alleviate insomnia, but he warned viewers to check their temperature.
Dietl is suing Dr. Oz because he said he tried the “knap-sack heated rice footie” and ended up with third-degree burns on his feet. He claims he was so severely injured he was stuck in bed for weeks. “The Dr. Oz Show” has not reviewed the lawsuit yet.
As for those wondering why Frank Dietl would leave them on his feet long enough to sustain such injuries, UPI shared some additional information. Diehl says he has diabetes and neuropathy, so he wasn't aware his feet were burning due to “diminished sensation in his feet.” Dietl believes that the show should have warned that people with neuropathy should be cautious, thus Dr. Oz being sued.
It seems that those following the story online aren't convinced that it is fair for Dr. Oz to be sued over this incident. What's your take on this one?