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Ruth Bader Ginsburg broke 3 ribs in fall and is being held in hospital

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Ruth Bader
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  • On Wednesday night, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader
    Ginsburg fell in her office and broke three ribs.
  • She has since been admitted to the hospital.
  • Ginsburg, 85, is being held “for observation and treatment.”
  • She previously broke two ribs in 2012.

Supreme Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in
her office on Wednesday, which resulted in three broken three
ribs, according to a statement from the court’s public
information office.

After her fall, she went home, per the statement. But after
experiencing “extreme discomfort overnight,” Ginsburg went to
George Washington University Hospital on Thursday morning, where
test results showed that she had broken three ribs on her left
side.

Ginsburg, 85, has since been admitted to the hospital. According
to the statement released on Thursday morning, she is being held
“for observation and treatment.”

As she is in the hospital, Ginsburg will not be at a
previously scheduled Thursday morning meet and greet with
the Supreme Court justices, President Donald Trump, and
First Lady Melania Trump.

This is not the first time she has broken ribs. In June 2012,
Ginsburg fell and broke two
ribs
. The justice, then 79, told Reuters through her
spokesperson Kathleen Arberg that she “followed her
schedule as usual” while injured. 

“She indeed did not skip a beat and did not feel it rose to
a serious health concern,” her spokesperson said.

Ginsburg has previously survived bouts of colon and
pancreatic cancer.

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In July 2018, the Supreme Court Justice said that she plans
to stay on the bench as long as Trump is in the Oval Office.
 

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

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