The Arkansas Supreme Court announced today that Justice Donald Corbin had a heart attack more than a week ago, has had emergency bypass surgery and is expected to return to work.
The news release:
Arkansas Supreme Court Associate Justice Donald Corbin suffered a heart attack on July 18 and underwent emergency bypass surgery on July 20. While there were some complications, Justice Corbin is now out of intensive care, and will remain in the hospital for a couple of days before returning home. Corbin’s cardiovascular doctors are optimistic about his recovery.
Justice Corbin will return to work at the end of the Supreme Court’s summer recess. No further information will be made available at this time by this office, the Supreme Court, or the Corbin family.
Justice Corbin was elected to the Supreme Court in 1991. Prior to this position, he served five terms as a state representative from 1971-1980. Justice Corbin was a judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals from 1981-1990. The last three of those years he was Chief Judge of that body from 1987-1990. Corbin also practiced law in DeQueen, Lewisville, and Stamps, Arkansas.