A young unemployed Cincinnati man died after a tooth infection spread to his brain. 24 year old Kyle Willis, a nephew of musician Bootsy Collins, was suffering from a painful toothache for the past two weeks.
Kyle’s (seen above) wisdom tooth started hurting 2 weeks ago. It needed to be pulled, but Kyle was a single father, out of work, and out of health insurance. The aspiring paralegal hoped the problem would just go away, but then he started getting headaches and his face began to swell. So he went to the ER.
Doctors told family the pain had stopped, but the infection kept spreading. It eventually attacked his brain and caused it to swell, leaving his family devastated and little Kylie without a father.