Conservatorship Victim Wins Suit Against Group Home

A Hendersonville woman who was placed in a conservatorship without her knowledge while recovering from a head injury has won her suit against a group home that made her clean and care for other residents while charging her $850 a month in rent. Circuit Court Judge C.L. Rogers ruled that Ginger Franklin was the victim of “egregious and intentional abuse” while she was confined at a Nashville facility providing care for disabled adults. He awarded her $12,000 for mental anguish and abuse and $11,050 for exploitation. An additional hearing to determine punitive damages is yet to be scheduled. Franklin, who eariler detailed her story during a TBA-sponsored hearing on conservatorship law reform, also has filed suit against her former conservator Jeanan Stuart. That case is pending in Davidson County Circuit Court. The Tennessean has more on the story.