Survivors of fentanyl overdoses often suffer devastating brain damage (Dr. Delbert Dorscheid)

While many lives have been lost to the fentanyl crisis, those who are fortunate enough to survive an overdose often suffer serious brain damage with little chance of making a full recovery.

At St. Paul’s Hospital, a patient named John survived a fentanyl overdose but his life is likely over.

“At this point in time that’s our assessment,” critical care doctor Delbert Dorscheid said. “He suffered an injury that is severe and we do not know what his recovery will be.”

Jon Azpiri reports

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