Re: Arnold–chiari Malformation and Jury Duty
does your summons explain how to seek a dismissal prior to attending jury selection? If so, follow the directions and see what happens. If not, when attending the jury selection, you are typically asked if there is a reason you cannot serve. Speak up but do not lie. If setting in a jury box all day (and sometimes very long days) would be a problem, be sure to make this known. If your doctor supports your claim, have him write a letter on his letterhead stating why you cannot serve or the problems it might cause.
while nothing you state outright is reason to excuse you, the courts may consider excusing you depending on the total facts of the issue.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.