The New York Daily News first reported on Monday that, “Frank Dietl was watching an episode of Dr. Oz that recommended viewers warm their socks in the microwave with rice inside. The technique is supposed to help sleepers doze off, but Dietl, who has diabetes, says he ended up with horribly burned feet and is now suing the TV doctor.”CBS8.com reported today that, “The product was featured in an April 17 segment called "Dr. Oz's 24-Hour Energy Boost." During the segment, Oz encouraged viewers to the fill the toes of a pair of socks with uncooked rice, warm up the footwear in a microwave and put them on for about 20 minutes. Dr. Oz warned viewers not to get the socks too hot in the microwave.CBS8 goes on to say, “However, Dietl suffers from neuropathy — a numbness in his feet caused by diabetes. He subsequently did not realize how hot the socks were until he got up in the middle of the night and tried to walk. The suit did not specify how long he left the socks in the microwave. "There were no proper instructions or proper warnings," Gullo said. "There were no warnings to anybody with neuropathy to not try it."This is not the first time the famous TV doctor has been sued. CBS New York reported in December 2010 that, Angelo and Hana Bisceglie sued Dr. Oz because his family planted trees too close to the Bisceglie property. The couple claimed the cedar trees destroyed their magnificent Cliffside Park, New York skyline view.
The Oz family’s construction manager, Mike Wujek, declined comment. “Can’t say anything about the trees because of litigation,” Wujek said. A lawyer for the borough of Cliffside Park said the lawsuit is just a conflict between the two neighbors over landscaping.
Now Dr. Oz is facing a second lawsuit in less than two years.