July 15, 2019

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns to Work After Fracturing Ribs in Fall

Ruth Bader Ginsburg at an event at the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center in New York City on Sept. 21, 2016. Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned home from the hospital Friday after fracturing three ribs earlier in the week when she fell at her office.

“She is doing well and plans to work from home today,” Kathleen L. Arberg, a spokeswoman for the Supreme Court said in a statement.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, fractured three ribs Wednesday night after falling in her Supreme Court office, the Supreme Court said in a statement.

CNN reports that Ginsburg, “experienced discomfort after going home following the fall and was admitted to George Washington University Thursday morning for observation and treatment.”

The “Notorious RBG” has become an icon to Americans all over the country and her health has been monitored intensely over the past few years. As the court’s oldest member, Ginsburg battled and fought cancer, and in 2014 underwent a procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

“She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning,” the court said in a statement Thursday. “Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment.”

According to CNBC, this is the second time Ginsberg has fractured her ribs while working on the Supreme Court, the first time being in 2012.

Many fans on social media offered their support, offering to donate their organs and bones for her.

Justice Ginsburg is the second of four women to serve on the high court and was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993.

More updates to come when they are available.