Bradley Tucek dies after being sent home from dentist with panadol

Bradley Tusek was sent home from the dentist with Panadol despite telling his family he was in “agony”.

Four days later he was found dead.

A 33-year-old man from North Sydney visited the dentist on July 14 and was told he had an infection.

He was given antibiotics, painkillers and booked for a follow-up appointment for a tooth extraction.

Mr Tucek was found dead by concerned colleagues on Monday, July 18, but police believe he died on Saturday.

An autopsy will be performed to determine how he died, but his family said he was in “great pain and suffering” before he died.

His sister, Ellie Valentine, spoke of her family’s pain after Mr. Tucek’s sudden death.

“Our lives have been torn into a billion pieces this week by the devastating news that our beloved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend passed away suddenly and unexpectedly,” she wrote on her GoFundMe page. . determined to raise money to bring his body to Perth.

“We are in so much pain and a logistical nightmare awaits 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 most of the pandemic alone due to border closures and work from home.

“He developed a toothache last week and was sent home from the dentist with antibiotics and inadequate levels of painkillers.

“Brad went through a lot of pain and suffering before dying alone in his house, on the kitchen floor.

“We are completely devastated by this and don’t want Brad to be alone anymore.

“We need answers about how a simple toothache can lead to devastating loss of life.”

Originally published as Man sent home from dentist with panadol dies two days later in ‘torment’ and alone