Huffpost Business

Marcie Edmonds Stung By Scorpion, Stuck With Enormous Hospital Bill

Posted: Updated:

PHOENIX -- An Arizona woman is wondering what hurt more: getting stung by a scorpion or seeing her hospital bill after treatment.

Marcie Edmonds says the bill from Chandler Regional Medical Center was more than $83,000. That includes two doses of anti-venom at nearly $40,000 per dose.

The 52-year-old Ahwatukee (ah-wha-TU'-kee) Foothills resident was stung in June while opening a box of air conditioner filters in her garage.

Edmonds says an emergency room doctor told her about the Mexican anti-venom Anascorp that could quickly relieve her symptoms, but she was never told about the cost.

Chandler Regional says Edmonds' bill represents the out-of-network costs for her treatment.

___

Below are 14 things Obama doesn't want you to know:

of
Share
Tweet
Share this
close
Current Slide

Around the Web

Scorpion sting leaves woman with a big bill - USATODAY.com

Scorpion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scorpion Sports first in Innovation - motorcycle apparel - helmets ...

Scorpion sting leaves Ahwatukee woman with a big bill

Werribee's Ben Ross wins VFL's JJ Liston Trophy

The Scorpion Stare