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Rattlesnake selfie costs Todd Fassler $150 000 in medical bills

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Rattlesnake selfie costs Todd Fassler $150 000 in medical bills
How one man’s attempt to get the perfect selfie nearly cost him his life and a stack of money …

Todd Fassler a local San Diego man has had to come up with an impressive $150K hospital bill after being bitten by a rattlesnake during a failed bid to take a ‘perfect selfie’ with the snake  (see the delicious video below).

So serious were the man’s injuries that Fassler ( a self confessed former rattlesnake pet owner) told followers on reddit how doctors went through anti venom stashes at two different hospitals in a bid to treat him.

A posting of the man’s injuries via reddit under the user handle Dan_Haggerty led to the following price breakdown:

$83,341 pharmacy bill, a $22,433 charge for laboratory services,  a $17,766 intensive care charge, among others. In total, the hospital trip cost the bite victim a total of $153,161.25. 

Responded aghast reddit users:

[–]taymacman 3930 points

The best part: “Your payment is due: July 27th, 2015”.

[–]avgwhiteman4581 points

Bullshit. The insurance company markup is what costs so much. You can find numerous articles that state anti-venom costs only a couple thousand per vial, but insurance pays $20K+ so that’s what they’re billed.
With $82k worth of pharmacy they could have thrown in a kilo of blow.

[–]rockfrawg 635 points

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