Dr. Oz sued over sleep remedy gone terribly wrong

Posted at 1:23 PM, Mar 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-20 13:24:50-04
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Dr. Oz is now facing a lawsuit after a New Jersey man claims he burned himself badly using one of the t.v. hosts home sleep remedies.

Dr. Mehmet Oz was hit with a lawsuit from one of his viewers who claims he tried out one of the t.v. host’s home sleep remedies — with very painful results.

Frank Dietl, 76, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court Monday after he allegedly suffered burns from wearing heated, rice-filled socks, the New York Post reported.  Dietl, the older brother of former cop-turned-celebrity private eye, claims he awoke with third-degree burns on his feet.

Dietl suffers from neuropathy as a result of diabetes — a condition that has led to a decrease in sensation in his feet.

“What upset me was that Oz should have had a disclaimer for people with neuropathy,’’ Dietl said.

Show spokesman Tim Sullivan told the Post he hadn’t seen the specific complaint but added, “We stand by the content in our program as safe and educational for our viewers.’’