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Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fall in her office

08 November 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized early Thursday morning after fracturing three ribs during a fall in her office Wednesday night, the court said. Tests showed she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment, according to a statement from the court.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives at a lecture on September 26 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Ginsburg has been hospitalized after falling and fracturing several ribs. In November 2014, she had a stent placed in her right coronary artery after experiencing discomfort while exorcising at the Supreme Court gym.

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President Donald Trump has appointed two justices to the court, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, since taking office. In February 2009, she underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer and returned to the bench later that very month. President Trump is among the dignitaries planning to attend the ceremony at the court. A chief complication is pneumonia, when patients don't breathe deeply enough or cough enough because of the rib pain.

As one of the court's older members, Ginsburg's health has become the subject of much attention in recent years.

During a speaking appearance in NY in July, Ginsburg said she expected to serve on the court for at least five more years. She is the eldest of the justices, but has not indicated that she plans to retire anytime soon.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fall in her office