No. 7281.

648 P.2d 689 (1982)

Donald M. YAMAGUCHI, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. The QUEEN'S MEDICAL CENTER, and Richard S. Dodge, M.D., Defendants-Appellees, and John Does I to L, including each and every number between I and L, inclusive, Defendants.

Supreme Court of Hawaii.

July 13, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles M. Tonaki, A.J. Connick Doran, Honolulu (Hong & Iwai, Honolulu, of counsel), for plaintiff-appellant.

Dennis E.W. O'Connor, Honolulu (Thomas M. Waddoups, Honolulu, with him on the brief, Hoddick, Reinwald, O'Connor & Marrack, Honolulu, of counsel), for defendant-appellee The Queen's Medical Center.

Hyman M. Greenstein and Wayne D. Parsons, Honolulu (Greenstein & Parsons, Honolulu, of counsel), for defendant-appellee Richard S. Dodge, M.D.

Before RICHARDSON, C.J., LUM and NAKAMURA, JJ., and OGATA and MENOR, Retired Justices, assigned temporarily.

LUM, Justice.

Plaintiff-appellant Donald Yamaguchi appeals from summary judgment entered in favor of defendant-appellees The Queen's Medical Center ("Queen's Hospital") and Dr. Richard S. Dodge, dismissing appellant's medical malpractice action against them as barred by the statute of limitations applicable to medical tort proceedings contained in HRS § 657-7.3 (1976). From what we have ascertained to be the pertinent...

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