Attorney No Show at Hearing
Hi everyone. I am new here. Today was my hearing date, finally after two long years of waiting. I arrive at the hearing and sign in, and shortly thereafter I was told that my attorney was not going to make it to the hearing as he had been injured and couldn't walk. They told me that I would not be having a hearing today and that it would be rescheduled and I would be notified of the date. The ALJ's come from another county a couple of hundred miles away, and stay for a week to hold hearings for my county. I am so frustrated because I know that this will delay my hearing for months, probably about 6 months.
I guess I have no recourse. I am afraid that my medical records will be just that much more out of date and it will really hurt my chances.
I was hospitalized in October 2009, for being 51-50. Suicidal, severely depressed, paranoid, hearing voices, etc. After being released from the hospital I have not been seen by any mental health dr. because I now have an extreme issue of not trusting them, Them being the county mental health people. I feel I was tricked and lied to and hospitalized against my will. Right or wrong, I now dont trust them. I was honest and they did a 51-50 hold on me. Now I am always terrified that someone is going to come and pick me up if I am not acting right. I am suspicious of everyone, especially county mental health people, which is all I have access to because I have no money, no job, no insurance. So I am afraid that by the time I finally get the hearing date again that there will be too large a gap in treatment and I will lose the case. Boy my attorney really screwed things up for me.
Any opinions or suggestions?