Dr. Oz Sued for Painful, Failed Insomnia Cure

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A New Jersey resident named Frank Dietl has sued Dr. Oz because he claims an insomnia cure recommended by the talk show host left him with third-degree burns.

The remedy - titled "knap-sack heated rice footsie" - was outlined by Oz on April 17, 2012.

It asks the patient to fill a pair of socks with uncooked rice; heat them up via microwave; and then place said socks on one's feet.

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Oz did warn viewers to be careful with the temperature of the socks, but Dietl claims they burned him nonetheless.

According to The Associated Press, he has therefore filed a lawsuit Manhattan State Supreme Court.

There's been no response yet from anyone at The Dr. Oz Show.

But Oz clearly has an effect on his viewers: Oprah's good friend was recently named one of the year's top 10 most influential celebrities by Forbes.

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I am not at all surprised by this. That Dr. Oz dude is always getting sued. And, personally...I'm not a fan of his or that show of his. To me, Dr. Oz is nothing but an overrated QUACK who acts like he knows everything (which he don't). And, I hear that over half of his neighbors cannot stand him or his wife. Dr. Oz=BEYOND ANNOYING!!!!!

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psssst: Dr. Death?

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This is ridiculous. Our country has encouraged stupidity, lack of common sense & personal responsibility by even acknowledging these kind of people. This man clearly wants a pay day and is using any excuse to get one. Shame on him.

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Omg..... This is stupid! He didn't say boil rice
Dumb ppl like this should pay for all attorney fees. And oz should counter sue