Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately RBG, has been released from the hospital following a possible infection.
What We Know:
- RBG had undergone treatment for a possible infection on Tuesday. “She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. last night after experiencing fever and chills” stated the press release on Tuesday. She underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins to clean out a bile duct stent placed last year and then received IV fluids.
- A court spokeswoman, Kathleen Arberg, stated, “Justice Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital.” She continued stating RBG “is home and doing well.”
- In the past, RBG has been treated for cancer, pancreatic cancer in 2009, and colorectal cancer in 1999. She also had surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her left lung in 2018 and received radiation treatment in 2019. In May of this year, she had gallbladder surgery and underwent treatment for acute cholecystitis
- RBG was appointed a Judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. In 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated RBG, and she was later seated, as one of nine Supreme Court Justices, eight of which are associate justices.
We wish RBG a speedy and full recovery. We will keep you updated should any further information be provided.