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If you had a legitimate medical reason for missing the hearing and the judge conducted the hearing in your absence, then you will need to await the judge's opinion (which is their decision on your case or court order) and upon issuing of that order if it is not favorable to you, then you must immediately file a notice of appeal and a motion to vacate and for a rehearing based on your due process rights being infringed upon as you were not there and notified the court for a continuance based on good cause of your medical condition. You need to attach a sworn affidavit from your doctor regarding your medical condition preventing you from appearing in the court on the date scheduled.
If the court agrees to a rehearing they will withdraw their opinion/order and schedule the case for a new hearing date. If they refuse to grant the rehearing, you would have to proceed to the court of appeals to vacate any decision based on denial of your due process rights.
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