Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, had a pulmonary lobectomy performed today at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, report says. This stems from a fall that she suffered in November when she fractured several ribs. While doctors were treating her rib injury, they noticed nodules on the lower lobe of her left lung. The nodules were discovered incidentally while she was being diagnosed for the rib injury.
An update from the Supreme Court stated that Justice Ginsburg was resting and expected to recover. She’ll remain in the hospital for several days and any updates made will come as they’re available.
The Daily Caller reported:
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7,” the court said.
The Supreme Court continued, “Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days. Updates will be provided as they become available.”
Ginsburg is currently 85 years old and has served on the court since August 1993 after she was nominated by former President Bill Clinton. Ginsburg is an iconic member of the high court.
”Ginsburg faces a tough decision to retire or remain on the Supreme Court. Had she retired while former President Barack Obama was in office, then she could have been replaced by another Democrat. Ginsburg remained on the Supreme Court and if she retires now, then President Donald Trump will be given the opportunity to find a replacement, likely giving Republicans a powerful Supreme Court for decades.