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Published:January 9th, 2009 09:57 EST

Doc Demands Ex-Wife Pay Him For Kidney

By Robert Paul Reyes

A New York doctor is demanding that his estranged wife pay him $1.5 million to compensate him for the kidney he gave her while they were still on good terms. Dr. Richard Batista spoke Wednesday to reporters at his lawyer`s office in Garden City, Long Island.

He said he gave his kidney to Dawnell Batista in June 2001. She filed for divorce in July 2005.

The Associated Press

Dr. Batista is a poor example of his profession, most of the physicians that I`ve had contact with are professional and maintain a courteous demeanor even though they are overworked.

If Dr. Batista fits a patient with a pacemaker will he threaten to yank it out if the patient`s insurance company doesn`t pay promptly?

It`s not as if the doctor`s wife filed for divorce as soon as she was healed from the surgery, the good doctor has no reason to be so angry and spiteful.

"To avoid violating the morals of my community. Many licensing agencies will revoke a physician`s license for offending the morals of the community"


Dr. Batista has violated this section of the Hippocratic Oath, and his license should be revoked. He has violated the morals of every community on the face of the planet.