Ruth Bader Ginsburg Discharged After Hospitalization and Possible Infection
She's expected to remain in the hospital for a few days.
Update 7/15/2020 9:15 EDT: Entertainment Tonight reports that Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital and is back home. In a statement, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Ginsburg is "home and doing well."
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, for treatment of a possible infection, People reports. According to a press release from the Supreme Court of the United States, Ginsburg is expected to stay at the hospital for a few more days as she receives intravenous antibiotic treatment.
The SCOTUS's statement explains that Ginsburg had an "endoscopic procedure" to "clean out a bile duct stent" that she had put in last year.
"Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection. She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. last night after experiencing fever and chills," the release reads. "She underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August."
The statement adds that she's "resting comfortably." Just two months ago, Ginsburg was hospitalized for a benign gallbladder condition. During her recovery, she continued to participate in oral arguments via teleconference. Back in November 2019, she was also hospitalized after experiencing chills and fever, People adds. During that stay, she was treated with antibiotics and fluids. She was released a few days after being admitted.
In January, Ginsburg said that she was officially cancer-free after receiving radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer. She's been very open about her treatment and her battles with cancer, which she's had to endure at least four times. She's had treatment for colon cancer and also underwent surgery "to remove two malignant modules on her lungs in late 2018."
"I love my job. It's the best and the hardest job that I have ever had. It's kept me going through four cancer battles," she said during an appearance at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival. "Instead of concentrating on my aches and pains, I just know that I have to read this set of briefs, go over the draft opinion. I have to somehow surmount whatever is going on in my body and concentrate on the court's work."