SOUTH CAROLINA STATUTES OF LIMITATION
Professional Malpractice: Actions for medical malpractice must be commenced within 3 years of the act or omission giving rise to the injury, or 3 years from the date the injury was or reasonably should have been discovered. Medical malpractice actions for the presence of a foreign object inside the body may be filed within the initial three year period, or within two years of discovery. No medical malpractice action may be filed more than six years from the date of the underlying act or omission regardless of the date of discovery.
Personal Injury: 3 years.
Fraud: 3 years.
Libel / Slander / Defamation: 2 years.
Injury to Personal Property: 3 years.
Product Liability: 3 years.
Contracts: Written and under seal, 20 years. Otherwise, 3 years.