OR THE RETURN OF THE ORGAN? Oh.my.goodness!
A New York doctor who gave his wife a kidney is suing her for $1.5 million — or the return of the vital organ — after he says she cheated on him with a physical therapist.
Richard Batista, 49, is demanding the sum in the middle of a messy divorce with his now-estranged wife, who suffered kidney ailments for years before the transplant.
The Long Island surgeon said he gave the gift of life to his wife in 2001, but things turned sour just two years later while she was recovering from a karate injury, the New York Post reported.
I'm not sure whether I'd be more worried about her keeping the kidney or that she practices karate. Maybe he'd better let well enough alone.
And I think we might need some help here from the resident medical ethicist at Granny's House. Trish?
New York Man Demands $1.5M From Estranged Wife for Kidney
(BTW...this is almost as good as the headline I once saw on the National Enquirer: "Doctor threatens to rejoin Siamese twins for non-payment of surgical bill!")