Man who donated kidney to wife wants it back in divorce

Lawyers are trying to settle a bizarre divorce case in New York state: a doctor wants the kidney he donated to his wife back as part of their settlement.

The doctor held a news conference at his lawyer’s Long Island office Wednesday to publicly talk about his demand. He says he gave his wife his kidney in 2001, then she filed for divorce in 2005 after 15 years of marriage.

The doctor claims his wife began having an affair sometime after the transplant.

“We were in a million-dollar home, I was a full-time surgeon, full-time father and a dedicated husband. And I saved her life, and there’s nothing bad about what I did, I’d do it again. But the pain is unbearable,” the doctor said.

The man said he will settle for $1.5 million in compensation.

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