Supreme Court: Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized after Fracturing 3 Ribs in Fall

In this Aug. 19, 2016, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is introduced during the keynote address for the State Bar of New Mexico's Annual Meeting in Pojoaque, N.M. Photo: AP/Craig Fritz, File
In this Aug. 19, 2016, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is introduced during the keynote address for the State Bar of New Mexico's Annual Meeting in Pojoaque, N.M.

November 08, 2018 09:28 AM

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, was hospitalized Thursday morning after fracturing three ribs in a fall at court.

According to ABC News, citing the Supreme Court, Ginsburg fell in her office at the court Wednesday night.

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She reportedly went home but after experiencing discomfort, went to George Washington University Hospital early Thursday morning.

Tests showed Ginsburg had fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment.

Ginsburg broke two ribs in a fall in 2012. She has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014.

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