On the inside of Will Hoge’s left forearm is a tattoo of a motor scooter with a red line through it.
“No scooters,” he says, tilting his arm outward to illustrate his point. He half smiles, but he’s not kidding.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
One morning in November 2013, Andrew Leahey drove with his wife to Vanderbilt hospital. He was scheduled to undergo a craniotomy to remove an acoustic neuroma tangled in the nerves behind his right ear, culminating months of excruciating headaches, strange tones no one else could hear, overwhelming fatigue, loss of balance, and one disastrous medical misdiagnosis.