NY Congresswoman Who Broke Leg in Fall to Be Released from Hospital

Louise Slaughter broke her left femur when she tripped on uneven pavement and fell while crossing a midtown street on April 2

Friday, May 4, 2012  |  Updated 10:11 AM EDT
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NY Congresswoman to Be Released from Hospital

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Rep. Louise Slaughter

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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter is expected to be released from the upstate hospital where the western New York Democrat has spent most of the past month recuperating from a broken leg suffered in a fall.     

WHEC-TV reports that the 82-year-old lawmaker is expected to be released Friday from Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.     

Slaughter broke her left femur when she tripped on uneven pavement and fell while crossing a midtown street on April 2. She was in the city for an event honoring women in politics.     

Slaughter had surgery at a Manhattan hospital before transferring to Strong, where she underwent physical therapy.     

Slaughter was elected to Congress in 1986. She's preparing for her re-election campaign in the newly redrawn 25th Congressional District.   

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