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Ronkonkoma man wants donated kidney back from ex

A Ronkonkoma man who donated a kidney to his wife is now suing her to get it back after the marriage turned sour. Dr. Richard Batista, a surgeon at Nassau University Medical Center, donated the kidney

News 12 Staff

Jan 7, 2009, 11:54 PM

Updated 5,669 days ago

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A Ronkonkoma man who donated a kidney to his wife is now suing her to get it back after the marriage turned sour.
Dr. Richard Batista, a surgeon at Nassau University Medical Center, donated the kidney in 2001 when his wife was sick. He says sometime after the transplant, he found out she had an affair.
Dominic Barbara, Batista?s attorney, says in theory, his client is asking for the return of the kidney. However, the doctor says he will accept the monetary value of the organ, which Barbara says is $1.5 million. The lawyer says that amount includes the wife?s medical costs and her loss of employment had she not been able to get the transplant.
Medical experts agree it is not likely Batista will get the kidney or the money. News 12 Long Island left several messages for Mrs. Batista's lawyer to find out her side of the story, but received no response.


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