It's a touching tale and one that has been met with ridicule from area divorce attorneys.
"She ripped out his heart, but he doesn't get to rip out her kidney," says Lisa Bloom, a legal analyst for CBS' The Early Show.
Calling this a publicity stunt by the scorned husband, Dr. Richard Batista, Bloom says there is absolutely no chance his soon-to-be ex-wife, Dawnell, will have to give her new kidney back.
"He wants his pound of flesh," Bloom said, but "he's not going to get it by way of the kidney."
For his part, the doctor said he would accept $1.5 million in compensation. He's also said that despite his marriage crumbling and a strained relationship with his three kids, he does not regret donating the kidney.
"There is no greater feeling on this planet. As God is my witness, I felt as if I could put my arm around Jesus Christ. It was an unbelievable; I was walking on a cloud.
To this day I would still do it again."
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