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Frankie
01-08-2009, 08:47 AM
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/weird/story/458547.html

Husband wants his kidney back in divorce
By Chau Lam
Newsday
Posted: Thursday, Jan. 08, 2009

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. When his wife needed a kidney transplant, Richard Batista gave her one of his, attorney Dominic Barbara said.

Now that Dawnell Batista has filed for a divorce, Richard Batista wants his kidney back as part of his settlement demand. Or, Barbara said Wednesday, his client wants the value of that kidney: an estimated $1.5 million.

Barbara said his client, a 49-year-old doctor from Ronkonkoma, married Dawnell Batista on Aug. 31, 1990. The couple have three children, now ages 14, 11 and 8.

After she had two failed transplants, Barbara said, his client donated a kidney to his wife in an operation that took place at the University of Minnesota Medical Center on June 18, 2001.

Richard Batista said his marriage at the time was on the rocks because of the strain of his wife's medical issues.

“My first priority was to save her life,” Batista said at a news conference. “The second bonus was to turn the marriage around.”

Dawnell Batista, 44, of Massapequa, filed for divorce in July 2005, Barbara said.

Neither she nor her attorney could be reached for comment.

Medical ethicists agreed that the case is a nonstarter. Asked how likely it would be for the doctor to either get his kidney back or get money for it, Arthur Caplan at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Bioethics, put it as “somewhere between impossible and completely impossible.”

First and foremost, said Robert Veatch, a medical ethicist at Georgetown University, “it's illegal for an organ to be exchanged for anything of value.” Donating an organ is a gift – “when you give something, you can't get it back,” he said.

Nixhex
01-08-2009, 08:50 AM
I hope her uterus falls out and causes her to slip into a wood chipper.

Mr. Laz
01-08-2009, 08:55 AM
women will literally suck the life out of you

InChiefsHell
01-08-2009, 08:56 AM
I wonder why she's divorcing him? Not that it really makes a difference, but it might shed some light on why he's being a moron about it...

Rooster
01-08-2009, 08:59 AM
I wonder why she's divorcing him? Not that it really makes a difference, but it might shed some light on why he's being a moron about it...

I saw his interview on Good Morning America. She was cheating on him and now wants out of the marriage.

Bacon Cheeseburger
01-08-2009, 09:00 AM
I wonder why she's divorcing him? Not that it really makes a difference, but it might shed some light on why he's being a moron about it...

I read somewhere else she effed around with her physical therapist.

Fried Meat Ball!
01-08-2009, 09:00 AM
Richard Batista said his marriage at the time was on the rocks because of the strain of his wife's medical issues.
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Frankie
01-08-2009, 09:03 AM
I wonder why she's divorcing him? Not that it really makes a difference, but it might shed some light on why he's being a moron about it...

HE filed for divorce.

Frankie
01-08-2009, 09:04 AM
I saw his interview on Good Morning America. She was cheating on him and now wants out of the marriage.

Really? Wow!

Mr. Plow
01-08-2009, 09:06 AM
I saw his interview on Good Morning America. She was cheating on him and now wants out of the marriage.

Fugg her then. Give the man his kidney back.

StcChief
01-08-2009, 09:07 AM
Good luck getting it back.

Ultra Peanut
01-08-2009, 09:09 AM
Holy shit. I just thought of the perfect way to turn Seven Pounds into a suspense flick.

seclark
01-08-2009, 09:10 AM
he should have traded straight up for a ti-tay.
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KCFalcon59
01-08-2009, 09:15 AM
HE filed for divorce.

Dawnell Batista, 44, of Massapequa, filed for divorce in July 2005, Barbara said.

That isn't what the article says.

Frankie
01-08-2009, 09:18 AM
That isn't what the article says.

You are right. I read this quickly and just remembered the Batista part. My bad.

Mr. Kotter
01-08-2009, 09:21 AM
Hell yeah.....he should be able to get his kidney back from that ungrateful bitch.

StcChief
01-08-2009, 09:22 AM
First and foremost, said Robert Veatch, a medical ethicist at Georgetown University, “it's illegal for an organ to be exchanged for anything of value.” Donating an organ is a gift – “when you give something, you can't get it back,” he said.

isn't that calling him an Indian giver? wanting it back.

Mr. Plow
01-08-2009, 09:24 AM
I know when I got married, my wife took my balls. Do I get those back in a divorce?

rolstrol
01-08-2009, 09:26 AM
so he gave her a kidney, she cheated on him, and she's filing for divorce

something just doesn't seem right about all of this.

Chief Chief
01-08-2009, 09:29 AM
He should just simply state that he forgives her, invite her over to the house to celebrate their reunion, slip her a roofie, slice out his kidney, dump her in a bathtub full of ice and leave a notice on the door on his way out to his nearest kidney transplant specialist.

It happens that way all the time!!

Saggysack
01-08-2009, 10:11 AM
Not a judge in the land. He willingly gave her possession of it. Bad, bad way to start divorce preceedings in front of a judge. Yeah, that's it, make your divorce national news, dumbass.

The dumbass is going to get royally screwed if he keeps up with nonsense in a court. Some people can't think their way out of a open ended box.

rageeumr
01-08-2009, 10:59 AM
The guy probably got talked into this by his scumbag lawyer. I'm not making a general statement about lawyers here, either. Dominic Barbara is a publicity-seeking scumbag.

Rooster
01-08-2009, 11:41 AM
I know when I got married, my wife took my balls. Do I get those back in a divorce?

ROFL Just look in her purse.

lazepoo
01-08-2009, 12:05 PM
Not a judge in the land. He willingly gave her possession of it. Bad, bad way to start divorce preceedings in front of a judge. Yeah, that's it, make your divorce national news, dumbass.

The dumbass is going to get royally screwed if he keeps up with nonsense in a court. Some people can't think their way out of a open ended box.

Don't they consider gifts like the engagement ring now though when considering the division of assets? Maybe that's what they're angling for... Either way, I don't think it would happen because of the precedent it would set and the fact that organs technically can't be considered for value. I'm interested, though, to see what happens.

Baby Lee
01-08-2009, 12:13 PM
The guy probably got talked into this by his scumbag lawyer. I'm not making a general statement about lawyers here, either. Dominic Barbara is a publicity-seeking scumbag.

Mayday, MAYDAY!! I'm on FIRE!!!

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Frankie
01-09-2009, 03:10 PM
ROFL Just look in her purse.

How do YOU know what's in her purse?!

R&GHomer
01-09-2009, 03:23 PM
Hell you can't get a ring back, what in the bloody hell makes him think he'll get a kidney. He better hope she doesn't get his remaining one in the divorce.

Count Zarth
01-09-2009, 03:24 PM
I'd ask for my fuggin rib back, too. Fucking women.

KCChiefsMan
01-09-2009, 03:37 PM
so he gave her a kidney, she cheated on him, and she's filing for divorce

something just doesn't seem right about all of this.

you're right, but men can be really dumb about women. I have a friend who apologizes constantly to his girlfriend when she cheats on him. He'll get mad about it at first, yell a little bit. But then he cries and apologizes, I've witnessed this. I tried to tell him man to man how pathetic he is, but he then tells me "that's how you keep a girlfriend Paul...I love her waaa"

blueballs
01-09-2009, 03:39 PM
she gave him 6 kid knees

sedated
01-09-2009, 03:46 PM
You are right. I read this quickly and just remembered the Batista part. My bad.

funny how married people always seem to have the same last name.

maybe that's how people know they should get married.

38yrsfan
01-09-2009, 04:18 PM
next she'll want all those bj's she gave him back ........

Baby Lee
01-09-2009, 04:56 PM
They aren't really going after specific performance of a return of the kidney, they're using the issue as a negotiating chit in the issue of maintenance and alimony. It's going to be more about how he gave her this; first off out of the marital assets, and secondly now it reduces his earning capacity, and lifespan potential as he is down a kidney for the rest of his life.
Basically an end run around her first taking his kidney [possibly under false pretenses, if it's discovered that the affair, or her divorce intentions, predated his giving her the kidney] then trying to go into court to 'mutually' divide the marital assets as if he hadn't already given her this valuable thing.

CrazyPhuD
01-09-2009, 05:09 PM
Dude just needs to stone up and demand joint custody of the kidney. He'll get it on weekends and then two weeks every summer. Seems fair and equitable.

Frankie
01-09-2009, 07:45 PM
funny how married people always seem to have the same last name.

Not always.