Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fractures Three Ribs in Fall, Hospitalized

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sundance

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sundance

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday morning with three broken ribs, after falling in her office Wednesday evening, the New York Times reported.

A movie entitled On The Basis Of Sex will explore more of Ginsburg's background in law before her Supreme Court appointment, and the justice will be played by Felicity Jones. She is also a cancer survivor and returned to work less than three weeks after having surgery. She has beaten pancreatic and colon cancer, the two deadliest forms of the disease.

Ginsburg broke two ribs in 2012 after suffering a fall, an incident she did not disclose to the public until months later.

Ginsburg's hospitalization came on the morning of the formal investiture of the court's newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh.

Given her age, some Democrats have expressed concerns about Ginsburg's health.

It's too early for any word on Justice Ginsburg's path to recovery just yet - but definitely makes ya think.

There's precedent for her lengthy service, as Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and John Paul Stevens were both 90 when they retired.

Earlier this year, Ginsburg said she meant to stay on the bench for at least five more years.

"I hereby donate all of my ribs and organs to Ruth Bader Ginsburg", said journalist Lauren Duca. President Donald Trump is among the dignitaries who attended the ceremony at the court. For many conservative voters, another opportunity to shape the Supreme Court was a big part of what the mid-term election fight was all about.

Rib fractures are common among older adults, particularly after falls.

Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 and is the oldest justice on the panel.

As the second woman to be seated on the Supreme Court, Ginsburg is considered a trailblazer.

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