Friday, January 09, 2009

American sues estranged wife for return of kidney

Only in America:
A Long Island doctor is demanding that his estranged wife give him back the kidney he donated to her seven years ago. Dr Richard Batista's lawyer Dominic Barbara says his client would also be satisfied with the value of the kidney: $1.5 million.

Newsday reports that Batista married wife Dawnell in 1990 and that he donated the kidney in 2001. According to Batista, their marriage was on the rocks then, but "My first priority was to save her life. The second bonus was to turn the marriage around." Dawnell Batista filed for divorce in 2005.
In Britain it would be the NHS demanding you give it back to help them reach a Department of Health target.

Thanks to Crooked Timber.

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