GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – A Long Island surgeon embroiled in a nearly four-year divorce proceeding wants his estranged wife to return the kidney he donated to her, although he says he'll settle for $1.5 million in compensation.
Dr. Richard Batista, a surgeon at Nassau University Medical Center, told reporters at his lawyer's Long Island office Wednesday that he decided to go public with his demand for kidney compensation because he has grown frustrated with the negotiations with his estranged wife.
Apparently, though, he should have thought ahead. According to the article, judges won't assign value to those sorts of things, so he's out of luck. Perhaps he should have written up a contract with his wife before the donation.
And lest we feel too bad for the guy, apparently his wife was cheating on him for a long time post-op.