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Man suffering from toothache found dead while waiting for treatment

Man suffering from toothache found dead while waiting for treatment

Hoskins told his mother in March 'he'd had enough of the pain'.



By Web Report

Published: Tue 22 Oct 2019, 4:42 PM

Last updated: Tue 22 Oct 2019, 6:49 PM

Tired of being on NHS waiting list for extracting a painful wisdom tooth, a 38-year-old man hanged himself after the suffering became unbearable.
Anthony Hoskins, from Southampton, England, had been suffering from severe tooth ache since January. Due to the long NHS waiting list, Hoskins's mother Shirley Hoskins began to save money so she could fund private treatment, which would cost around £1,500.
But after seeing a dentist, his condition got worse and he started taking 'large amounts' of mixed paracetamol and ibuprofen painkillers, the inquest heard. Hoskins's mother said in a statement that when his pain did not subside, he was prescribed stronger painkillers and drank a glass of whiskey a night to help him sleep.
Hoskins, who worked for an employment agency, told his mother in March 'he'd had enough of the pain'. She had then told him that she was able to save £900 and asked him to wait a few weeks before he could book private treatment. Sadly, on April 3, he was found dead in his flat in Southampton by police, reported Daily Mail.
During the inquest hearing at Winchester Coroner's Court, PC Simon Collins told that police officers forced entry into Hoskins's top-floor flat and found him dead in his bedroom. A bank receipt found in the address showed Hoskins was overdrawn by £3,000 and would often ask for overtime at work in the weeks prior to his death, the inquest heard.


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