Major Update on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg After Hospitalization

November 09, 2018Nov 09, 2018

On Thursday, we reported that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had fallen in her offices at the Supreme Court and broken three ribs.

Now, the court spokeswoman told Reuters that Ginsburg has been released from the hospital.

The accident happened on Wednesday night. Doctors George Washington University Hospital confirmed that she'd fractured three ribs after falling in her Supreme Court office.

The 85-year-old was admitted to for observation and treatment. However, the 85-year-old did not initially go to the hospital. After the fall, she went home, and she was not admitted until the following morning.

Ginsburg's health has been under the spotlight for the past few years as liberals fear she will have to retire during President Trump's time in office.

In November 2014, she underwent a heart procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery. In 2009, she was treated for early stages of pancreatic cancer.

"I'm now 85," Ginsburg said. "My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years."

According to CNN, more than one in four adults age 65 and older fall each year.

"The biggest issue in anyone with a rib fracture is the pain and the impact on lung function," said CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. "All of these risks are dramatically increased in the elderly."

Please pray for a full recovery for Ginsburg. Please also cover the family and friends of the 12 victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting in your prayers.

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