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Snake Bite Victim Jules Weiss Hit With $55,000 Medical Bill

A Maryland woman who was treated for a snake bite isn't just feeling the sting from what that copperhead did to her foot.

Jules Weiss was handed a $55,000 medical bill after being treated at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., for a snake bite she suffered while taking a photo at an overlook along the George Washington Parkway.

"It felt just like a bee sting," Weiss said. "There were two fang marks with liquid coming out."

About an hour later, Weiss’ foot had begun to swell up and was turning gray, Yahoo News reported.

Weiss received three IV bags of antivenom during 18 hours once she got to the hospital. Then she got the bill.

“It’s not a number I can really wrap my head around,” Weiss said.

Her health insurance had just recently lapsed. Antivenom is very expensive because it involves milking individual snakes. Bethesda Hospital said it can cost as much as $40,000 to get the antivenom.

"I kind of went numb ... I don't know if there's a way to process that,” Weiss said about the bill.

Sources: Yahoo News, NBC 4


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