Rep. Louise Slaughter hospitalized after a concussion

Mar 14, 2018

25th District NY Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has been hospitalized after suffering a concussion recently.

That’s according to a statement from her office on Wednesday which says the Fairport Democrat fell at her residence in Washington, D.C. last week and was taken to George Washington University Hospital to receive treatment and monitoring for a concussion.

Her Chief of Staff, Liam Fitzsimmons, says that Slaughter did not suffer any fractures or broken bones and is receiving excellent care. 

His statement says that “The congresswoman is tough as nails and she will bring that same spirit to this recovery. We appreciate the outpouring of support and the community’s patience during her recuperation. We will release additional information as it becomes available.” Fitzsimmons says that Slaughter "is receiving excellent care from the world-class medical staff at GW hospital." A spokesman says she is listed in stable condition at that hospital on Wednesday.

Slaughter, who turns 89 in August, recently announced that she will be running for a 17th term.  She faces opposition from a local neurosurgeon, Dr. James Maxwell, who is seeking the Republican nomination.

NYS Asssembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle released a statement which said, 

“If there is one thing I know about Louise it is that she is a relentless fighter who has never backed down from a challenge. I trust that fighting spirit is still as strong as ever and will give her the strength needed to make a full and speedy recovery.”