Can be hazardous to your legal health. You have to make sure that it can’t be turned around on you. This is the opening sentence in a recent query to the rent-a-lawyer website:
Is it an ethical violation for an opposing attorney to reveal a pro-se plaintiff’s medical condition in a court filing?
I think the question that should be asked is “does the plaintiff not remember the very condition he himself says he has in his own complaint, that he himself made pertinent facts in the case at hand?”
From the original complaint:
From the amended, but not yet accepted by the court complaint:
If you want to bring your allegedly debilitating condition that is one of your main identifying factors of who you are as a person into a complaint where you are suing people for over a MILLION DOLLARS, then be prepared to answer to it. You can’t expect to try and chop people’s heads off with your disease through sympathy garnering (because really, that’s all it is) and then get all upset and calling for the smelling salts when opposing counsel snatches the sword from your hands and rests the blade on your neck, metaphorically speaking.