A 33-year-old man was found dead at his home just two days after visiting the dentist for a tooth infection and was sent home with Panadol.
Bradley Tucek, who lived alone in North Sydney, told his family on July 13 that he was suffering from a toothache.
The next day he went to the dentist and was told he had an infection. He was given antibiotics and painkillers, which his family has since described as “inadequate.”
Bradley was booked for surgery to have the tooth removed the following week but died two days later.
Police believe he died on Saturday July 16, but his body was only discovered after concerns were raised Colleagues visited his home Monday to check on him.
His family said he suffered “much pain and suffering” before dying alone on his kitchen floor.
It’s unclear how he died, with an autopsy expected to take weeks.
Bradley Tucek with his sister, Ally Valentine, who revealed his tragic death on a GoFundMe page
Bradley (pictured with his father Greg) told his family on July 13 that he was suffering from a toothache
Sister Ally Valentine revealed her brother’s tragic death on a GoFundMe page she set up to pay for his body to be transported to Perth, where his parents live.
She wrote: ‘Our lives were shattered into a billion pieces this week with the devastating news of the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend.
“We are suffering so much and have a logistical nightmare ahead of us in the coming weeks.
“The circumstances of Brad’s death are heartbreaking. Brad lived alone in Sydney while his parents and sister lived in Perth.
“He spent much of the pandemic alone due to border closures and working from home.
“Last week he developed a toothache and was sent home by a dentist with antibiotics and an insufficient amount of painkillers.
“Brad endured much pain and suffering before dying alone in his home on the kitchen floor.”
She also asked how he could have died from “simple toothache.”
“We are absolutely devastated and don’t want Brad to be alone any longer,” she said. “His body is currently with the NSW Coroner to allow a post mortem to be carried out.
“We want answers to how a simple toothache can lead to a devastating loss of life, and that process can take weeks.”
She added that The NSW police had ruled out suicide or third-party negligence.
The family, who flew to Sydney from their home in Perth, are waiting to see what the results of the NSW Coroners Court are.
Bradley (with his mother Rose) was booked in for surgery to have the tooth removed but died days after the visit to the dentist
Bradley Tucek, who was a talented artist according to his family, with his niece and nephew. His cause of death is unknown
Ally set up the page to help pay for his body to be transported to Perth, where his parents live
Ally said her brother was suffering and told 9 News he told her mum he was in the “worst pain” he’s ever been in.
During their last conversation, Bradley, who worked as a technical analyst and was a talented artist, told her that he was too ill to talk.
“There is no other human being on this earth, there is no one like him,” Ally said, paying tribute to her brother.
“He was really stuck, he was really stubborn, he knew what he wanted and he was going to fight for it.
“He had a larger than life personality and he was just adored by everyone.
“He was super social. He would go and hang out with his friends, he loved a drink and was the last to leave.
The family are now raising money to bring Bradley’s body to Perth.
https://www.soundhealthandlastingwealth.com/uncategorized/bradley-tucek-33-dead-in-north-sydney-unit-after-dentist-sent-him-home-with-panadol-for-toothache/ Bradley Tucek, 33, died at the North Sydney unit after a dentist sent him home with Panadol for a toothache