Jules Weiss, Maryland Woman, Gets Snakebite and $55,000 Bill

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 12, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Jules Weiss, a Maryland woman who suffered a snake bite, was billed $55,000 for hospital treatment, according to reports.

Weiss was bitten by a copperhead snake–a type of venomous snake endemic to North America–when she was walking out to her car, reported KSHB-TV.

Her foot began to swell and turned blue.

“It felt like a bad bee sting,” Weiss told NBC Washington. “I got to my car, turned on the light and there were two fang marks with liquid coming out.”

As a result, she was forced to seek medical treatment.

Weiss, who does not have medical insurance, would be billed $55,000. “I kind of went numb… I don’t know if there’s a way to process that,” she told NBC.

“I guess they do have some flexibility with it, but I will be looking into getting financial assistance,” Weiss told KHSB.

The hospital said that the anti-venom is the most expensive aspect of the treatment, costing $40,000 to stock it.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.