Foreign substance

Definition of Foreign substance

Substance occurring in any part of the body or organism where it is not normally found, usually introduced from without. Adams v. Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., 251 N.C. 565, 112 S.E.2d 92, 94. A "foreign substance” within rule that a cause of action against physician who leaves a foreign substance in body does not begin until patient discovers or should have discovered the presence of such substance includes drugs and medicine which are introduced into the body and which are not organically connected or naturally relate ed. Rothman v. Silber, 83 N.J.Super. 192, 199 A.2d 86, 89, 92.

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