302 S.C. 142 (1990)

394 S.E.2d 317

Willie Mae JENKINS, Appellant v. Guy M. MEARES, Jr., and Richland Memorial Hospital, Respondents.

Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Decided July 23, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles L. Henshaw, Jr., of O. Fayrell Furr, Jr., P.A., Columbia, for appellant.

Carl B. Epps, III, and Laura Callaway Hart, both of Turner, Padget, Graham & Laney, Columbia, for Richland Memorial Hosp.

Charles E. Carpenter, Jr., and Donald V. Richardson, III, of Richardson, Plowden, Grier & Howser, Columbia, for Meares.

Heard May 23, 1990.

Decided July 23, 1990.

CHANDLER, Justice:

Appellant Willie Mae Jenkins commenced this medical malpractice action against Respondents Guy M. Meares, Jr., and Richland Memorial Hospital, alleging that a gauze pad was negligently left in her abdomen following surgery on August 14, 1985. The Circuit Court ruled that the action is barred by the statute of limitations in S.C. Code Ann. §...

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