Medical Expert Says Surgeon's Quest for Kidney Compensation Is 'Soap Opera'

A New York surgeon's demand for the return of the kidney he donated to his now-estranged wife -- or at least $1.5 million for it -- has transplant experts wondering what he is thinking. Richard Batista, a surgeon at Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island, says that he is seeking compensation for the kidney he donated to his wife, Dawnell, in 2001. Richard Batista says she began having an extramarital affair after the transplant. "There's no deeper pain or betrayal from somebody you...Full Story
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