Court Gives Update on Justice Who Underwent Surgery After Scary Fall

May 01, 2018May 01, 2018

Earlier in April, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor fell and broke her shoulder while at her home in Washington D.C.

Initially, reports said the 63-year-old Supreme Court justice would have to wear a sling for several weeks and undergo physical therapy. On Monday, the day of her fall, she appeared in court hear arguments. She did not appear to be in any pain. However, later in the week, doctors said her injury was "more severe than initially believed."

"The Justice is maintaining her work schedule and will be on the Bench next week, but will be curtailing activities that require travel," added the Supreme Court.

On May 1st, she underwent surgery for the injury. According to ABC News, she is doing well.

"Justice Sotomayor’s surgery this morning went well and the Justice is resting comfortably," Kathy Arberg, the Supreme Court’s public information officer said in a statement. "She expects to remain in the hospital a night or two."

This isn't the first injury for Sotomayor this year. Paramedics were called to her home in January, and she was treated with dangerously low blood sugar. However, she wasn't hospitalized and went work after the incident.

"She experienced symptoms of low blood sugar at her home this morning," remarked a court spokeswoman, according to Politico. "She was treated by emergency medical services and is doing fine. She's at work and following her usual schedule and will be participating in all planned activities over the weekend."

Sotomayor has suffered from Type 1 diabetes since she was diagnosed with the chronic condition as a child. While still relatively young, Sotomayor has had a variety of health problems connected with her diabetes.

Sotomayor, who was appointed by President Obama, has had a remarkable life. Her father struggled with alcoholism and died at a very early age. She was then raised by an emotionally distant mother who scrambled to make ends meet as they lived in the Bronx.

"She eventually made it to Yale Law School, served as an assistant district attorney in New York, and was eventually nominated by President George H.W. Bush to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York," writes Robert Sheen. "In 1992, she eventually became the first Hispanic federal judge in New York. Then she briefly served on the U.S. Court of Appeals before making it to the US Supreme Court."

Please pray for Justice Sotomayor's health. In other news, a famous designer died just hours after her husband of 72 years passed away. 

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