In 2001 the ARDC's attorneys suspended me for one year bc I was depressed. All of my mental health records and health records have been on public internet since 2001. Apparently ARDC will now remove if I write administrator & ask. But for 13 years, I haven't been able to work, get medical care bc ARDC attys (not docs) say I am crazy. I hacked cancer & can't get care. I am close to suicidal. IL Med Bd investigating my psych of 9 years who never told me I could get records off internet. Instead psych sent me inappropriate text messages & voice mails on his personal phone. I feel my life is over. I am scared. Have my civil rights been violated?
You need to address this with a civil rights attorney familiar with how Illinois attorneys are licensed and punished. It sounds like there was disciplinary action in Illinois and you were punished. How much you participated in or were able to participate in those proceedings with dictate much about what you are able to do. Start by speaking to a civil rights attorney in Wake.
The first two ARDC stages are quite private. The analysis of what became public will focus on your role in making these things public (did you place them in evidence? Did you move for a protective order?). You might have a more sympathetic audience in the ARDC line staff attorneys. talk to a lawyer who does that work. If you were E&O insured at the time, you insurance company will give you the name of the lawyer who helped you.
Normally, the ARDC focuses on conduct and does not make an overarching diagnosis. If you offered your illness as mitigation, it's part of the hearing record. They have redacted some of this stuff for rehabbed subjects before.
Good Luck to you. Start now and help yourself. I think it might make you feel better as well.
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