Estranged Husband Sues Wife For Kidney

The woman whose estranged husband is demanding $1.5 million for the kidney he gave her during happier times denies accusations that she was unfaithful.

An attorney for Dawnell Batista calls Dr. Richard Batista's claim "absurd and ridiculous."

The doctor made the allegations this month when he went public with his kidney compensation demand. He was sued for divorce in 2005 and says he has been denied visits with his three children.

Dawnell Batista denies his claim that she began an affair with a physical therapist about a year after receiving the transplanted kidney in 2001.

The couple appeared in matrimonial court Tuesday. The trial is tentatively set for early March.

Several legal experts doubt the doctor will get money for his kidney.


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  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 19, 2009 at 10:46 AM
    J, Do you care to qualify your remark? As a stand alone comment it means nothing in this case.
  • by J Location: Gville on Jan 19, 2009 at 07:05 AM
    *raised eyebrow* Worthless.
  • by L Location: Greenville on Jan 18, 2009 at 08:40 PM
    He isnt SELLING his organs. He GAVE his organ under false pretenses.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 18, 2009 at 11:50 AM
    I suppose we need more information in this case, but 'at face value', I would say that this man took his wedding vows seriously. Does anyone remember..'for better or for worse'? He gave one of his vital organs to save the life of his wife. She is alive today because of this selfless act. I am sure that he loves her and never thought that she would divorce him at a later date. Would any of you give one of your major organs to save your spouse if you thought that they may leave you one day? Think about it. It is in fact a deep question. Do you right now, love your spouse so deeply, that you would give them one of YOUR vital organs if you thought they may leave you for another some day? Answer that and then decide whether or not you think this case is frivolous. I would say at the very least, she gets absolutely nothing except the clothes on her back when she walks out that door.
  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Jan 17, 2009 at 07:22 AM
    Since it's illegal to sell organs, this case shouldn't even make it to court. It's frivolous cases like this that are clogging up our court systems.
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