He only wanted to take a quick selfie with a rattlesnake, but unfortunately, the photo opportunity turned into a complete nightmare in a matter of minutes. According to the KGTV, Todd Fassler’s botched rattlesnake selfie, which occurred on July 4, landed led to his recent hospitalization after he was bitten by the venomous snake.
On Monday, July 13, KGTV’s Dan Haggerty reported details about Fassler’s epic rattlesnake bite.
“My whole body was shaking and gyrating. The animal literally paralyzed my whole body. My tongue was like out of my mouth, my eyes were off to the side,” Fassler said.
According to Fox 8 Live, the life-threatening injury was so severe that doctors at two different healthcare facilities ended up depleting their supply of anti-venomous drugs in order to save Fassler’s life. However, recent reports have revealed their life-saving procedures have definitely come with a hefty price, one Fassler definitely didn’t expect. Apparently, the cost of his treatment came to a whopping $153,161.25.
Many social media users have found the unbelievably staggering cost to be quite outlandish, but the photo of Fassler’s hospital bill has definitely offered clarity for the non-believers. On July 15, Haggerty took to Twitter with an update about the rattlesnake report by sharing a photo of the shocking bill.
Remember the Rattlesnake bite story I did Monday? Guy just sent me this pic of his bill. Uhhhhhhh..... pic.twitter.com/ahK2W9KxVg— Dan Haggerty (@10NewsHaggerty) July 16, 2015
Now, the story and photo of the medical bill have gone viral on several sites. According to the Huffington Post, Fassler’s costs are actually not as excessive as it seems. Although the bill is quite stiff at first glance, approximately $83,000 of the charges were itemized and listed as “pharmacy” costs, which are possibility attributed to the fact that he did deplete anti-venom medications at two different facilities. But, surprisingly, many Twitter users have came to Fassler’s defense, arguing that medical facilities take advantage of those in need with such staggering costs to save a life.
@10NewsHaggerty And they say the USA is a great country? I never paid a cent in my life for heath care.— JosfPepper (@josefpepper) July 26, 2015
What do you tink about Fassler’s bill? Are the costs justifiable or extreme? Share your thoughts.
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