Within three years:
(5) an action for assault, battery, or any injury to the person or rights of another, not arising on contract and not enumerated by law, and those provided for in Section 15-3-545; S.C. Code Ann. § 15-3-530
A plaintiff must bring a personal injury action within three years after the plaintiff knew or by the exercise of reasonable diligence should have known that she had a cause of action. S.C.Code Ann. § 15-3-530(5) and -535 (Supp.1999). Moriarty v. Garden Sanctuary Church of God, 534 S.E. 2d 672, 676 (S.C. 2000)“The important date under the discovery rule is the date that a plaintiff discovers the injury, not the date of the discovery of the identity of [the] wrongdoer.” Wiggins, supra. However, under section 15-3-535, “the statute of limitations is triggered not merely by knowledge of an injury but by knowledge of facts, diligently acquired, sufficient to put an injured person on notice of the existence of a cause of action against another.” True v. Monteith, 327 S.C. 116, 118, 489 S.E.2d 615, 617 (1997). No statute of repose. Thorton v. Cessna Aircraft Co., 703 F.Supp.1228, 1233 (D.S.C. 1988) (South Carolina has not enacted any statute of repose comparable to Tennessee’s statute. In addition, it is clear that under South Carolina law, a plaintiff is not foreclosed from bringing a product liability action solely because a specified period has elapsed since the product was first sold into the stream of commerce. See Mickle v. Blackmon, 252 S.C. 202, 166 S.E.2d 173 (1969)).
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