Ginger Franklin doesn’t blame her traumatic brain injury for ruining her life. Instead, she says it was a court, along with a lawyer who was supposed to be looking after her, that caused far more damage than the blow she sustained after falling down the stairs in her Nashville home two years ago.
The 52-year-old woman is gearing up for a courtroom showdown [December 2] that will decide whether she will be able to make legal, medical and financial decisions on her own.
Franklin’s friends and family say the woman has been abused by the very system that was supposed to protect her.
Even after recovered from her injuries – and getting medical clearance to return to work more than a year ago – she’s been left in a group home for the mentally deranged and unable to convince anyone with any authority to get her out and relieve her of a court-ordered arrangement that gave her the legal status of a child.
"There’s nothing wrong with me,” says Franklin, who now has a second medical opinion saying she’s recovered. “I’m totally healed for over a year. I’ve been held captive and I’ve been abused.“
Franklin is not alone in complaining about being mistreated by court-ordered arrangements. A recent investigation by the General Accountability Office found hundreds of allegations of physical abuse, neglect and financial exploitation by guardians in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
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Struggle Against Court Overshadows Injuries
Ginger Franklin Fights for Control of Her Life
Ginger Franklin - Hearing to End Conservatorship
Location: Seventh Circuit ("Probate") Court, Nashville, TN
Time: 10:00 AM - Thursday, December 2nd