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#6494421 - 10/13/16 07:29 PM Rattlesnake bite cost?
texashelms Offline
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Registered: 03/01/08
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Loc: Texas
Reading it's $20-80k to treat one snake bite, is this true? eeks333

Anyone here been bit and care to disclose some real numbers?

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#6494435 - 10/13/16 07:43 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: texashelms]
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My dad got hit by a copperhead about 4 years ago and it was around 100 k with 2 days hospital stay. $7500 a antivenom dose and he had 11 doses.

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#6494436 - 10/13/16 07:43 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: texashelms]
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A buddy of mine got hit by a copperhead last year. Cost $20k a round for anti-venom. He took 3 rounds, insurance covered the first two.
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#6494441 - 10/13/16 07:47 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: texashelms]
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Wow...that is terrible

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#6494467 - 10/13/16 08:06 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: texashelms]
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My wife got bit by a juvenile copperhead, which is the worst bite as they haven't learned yet when to let go. Extremely painful and dangerous. Within 3 hours her swelling went from her hand all the way to her shoulder. Took 6 shots of morphine to dull the pain. 4 vials of antivenin at 9500 each vial. 2 day hospital stay and fortunately didn't lose her hand or arm. Bill was $44,000 insurance paid it all except for $2000 deductible. My company has a program that further reimburses everything over $500, so we got a check for $1500. All said and done it cost us $500, instead of 44000$
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#6494491 - 10/13/16 08:18 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: texashelms]
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A guy I worked with in '92 was bitten in Odessa. He picked up a rattlesnake and started playing with it when it crawled into the machine shop. Back then it cost the boss $30K. He didn't lose his arm but was fired after he got out of the hospital. The owner told the dambass he was too stupid to work for his company.

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#6494496 - 10/13/16 08:27 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: texashelms]
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Hope to never find out!
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#6494512 - 10/13/16 08:41 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: CRAnderson52]
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Originally Posted By: CRAnderson52
Hope to never find out!

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#6494521 - 10/13/16 08:46 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: texashelms]
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Price per vial varies anywhere from $4,000 - $7,000. You essentially will continue to get a dose until symptoms start to resolve. That can be anywhere from 10 to 50+ vials. All bites respond differently and each human responds differently to the anti-venom. That's just for the price of the anti-venom. You still have to add in the price of the hospital stay, staff care, possible fasciotomies to relieve pressure in extremities. It adds up real quick.

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#6494565 - 10/13/16 09:20 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: texashelms]
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Do most hospitals keep anti venom?

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#6494570 - 10/13/16 09:24 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: texashelms]
texashelms Offline
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I was bit last Thursday luckily it was a dry bite. I still went to the emergency room because it turned red really quick and started to spread out from bite mark. They tested blood and held me for four hours to make sure. But it sounds like if venom is injection you're bit twice. Once by snake and then by hospital.


Got me some snake boots after this little mishap. Be safe!

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#6494576 - 10/13/16 09:26 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: Roll-Tide]
texashelms Offline
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Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Do most hospitals keep anti venom?


I called hospital first before heading in.

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#6494626 - 10/13/16 10:02 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Do most hospitals keep anti venom?


Most regional and county hospitals where there are problems with snakes will carry it (i.e. central, West Texas, probably East Tx for that matter though I don't know). Also all major level 1 or large academic centers in big cities will carry it as well because these are higher level of care centers where very critical or difficultly treated patients will get transferred to.

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#6494629 - 10/13/16 10:03 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: texashelms]
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I might go the way my grandfather did in 1950. He got bit on the big toe by a rattlesnake and they just took the toe off.!

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#6494651 - 10/13/16 10:21 PM Re: Rattlesnake bite cost? [Re: texashelms]
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Registered: 11/05/12
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Medical personnel suggest it can easily cost over $200,000 now and if the victim happens to be allergic to the antivenom it can double instantly. I'm sure every situation will warrant different charges.

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