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(Patrick Dockens)

Outrageous Anti-Venom Expense Strikes Again With $43K Bill To Treat Rattlesnake Bite

Earlier this fall we were astonished to hear about a woman getting an $83,000 bill to treat a scorpion sting at the ER, but it seems that outrageous price for anti-venom comes into play for rattlesnake bites as well. The father of a 17-year-old boy who was bitten twice by a rattlesnake in Colorado says he received a bill for about $43,000 for the six hours in the Emergency Room that followed. Most of that expense went toward — you guessed it — anti-venom. [More]