Man Without Insurance Dies of Tooth Infection

September 2, 2011 Updated Sep 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM EDT

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Man Without Insurance Dies of Tooth Infection

September 2, 2011 Updated Sep 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM EDT

A 24-year-old Cincinnati man without health insurance died this week after a tooth infection spread into his brain, according to television station WLWT.

The man, who developed wisdom tooth pain two weeks ago, decided to ignore the pain because he was an unemployed single father without health insurance. When his face begin to swell and developed headaches, he went to a hospital emergency room, but couldn't afford antibiotics and chose pain medication instead, according to the report.

Read the WLWT report HERE.