I tend to read the news when I get online, partly because I spend all day long watching shows that make me blog about the lack of parental involvement.. (i know I know.. I am sorry ok?). Anyways so on the news tonight.. we see this article..
Man Wants Ex to Pay for Donated Kidney
AOL / Wire Services
posted: 1 HOUR 52 MINUTES AGO
(Jan. 7) - When they were married, a New York doctor gave up one of his kidneys to save his ailing wife. Now they're getting a divorce, and he wants it back.
Dr. Richard Batista said Wednesday he is suing his estranged wife, Dawnell. Since he doesn't really expect her to return the kidney, he is demanding $1.5 million in compensation instead.
Batista claims his wife had an affair.
"There's no deeper pain or betrayal from somebody you loved and devoted your whole life to," he told a news conference at his lawyer's office in Garden City on Long Island.
Batista, 49, who works for Nassau University Medical Center, said he gave his kidney to Dawnell Batista in June 2001. She filed for divorce in July 2005.
The Batistas have three children, ages, 8, 11 and 14.
A message left for Dawnell Batista's attorney, Douglas Rothkopf, was not immediately returned.
Ok lets take a minute to think about this, shall we? Even if he was scorned, the chances of this guy ever seeing 1.5 million dollars is 1) slim to none and 2) a little over the top (ok its ALOT over the top). And while its sad to see that she did do something that is completely wrong, is airing this out like this for his chilren to see supposed to make it better? Unreal.
I am sorry he had his heartbroken, but I don't think his kidney back or 1.5 million dollars is really going to fix it.. gotta love the wonderful world of lawsuits huh?