NOTE: Your response must be limited to FOUR (4) pages. Be
sure to respond to each part of each question.
A surgeon performs elective surgery on John Smith. Smith later
complains to his surgeon about pain resulting from the surgery. His
surgeon dismisses his complaints as not credible and eventually
withdraws from the case. Smith is then treated by another surgeon, who
determines that Smith developed complications from surgery and that the
delay in treatment has made the complications worse. Smith sees an
attorney about a possible lawsuit against the first surgeon. Name the
causes of action and, using the facts provided in the scenario, explain
the corresponding theories of liability that could support a lawsuit
under these circumstances. Make sure to mention what elements a
plaintiff would have to prove in each cause of action to support that
theory of liability. Be sure to use citations in support of your
assertions. You may cite cases or information you find on your own, so
long as they are from a reputable source.