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New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys

The only New Mexico law firm focused exclusively on medical malpractice.

Poulos & Coates is a firm of trial lawyers with more than 70 years of experience representing victims of medical negligence and their families. We are a strong team of attorneys that share valuable experience in the fields of medical practice and are in the courtroom almost every day. We dedicate our energies to get you through the complexities of the legal process. We are the only New Mexico law firm specializing in medical malpractice litigation that has a doctor and two nurses on staff. In addition, we have obtained more than $300 million in gross recoveries for our clients through verdict or settlement.

We are the award-winning legal champions you want in your corner.

Our commitment is to take care of our clients and their families to ensure we are delivering the best representation possible.

If you are ready to speak to an expert, schedule a no-charge consultation with our offices today.

Doctor, Lawyer and Nurse Working For You.

Greig Coates, M.D., J.D.

LAW SCHOOL • University of Texas, Austin, J.D., 1993
College • Austin College, B.A., 1986
MEDICAL SCHOOL • Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, M.D., 1990

Appointed by the New Mexico Supreme Court to the “Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Operation of the New Mexico Medical Review Commission and the Medical Malpractice Act”, 2021. Provided testimony to the New Mexico legislature, from the patients’ perspective, regarding proposed changes to the Medical Malpractice Act.

Greig Coates, M.D., J.D. is both a physician and an attorney at Poulos & Coates, LLP. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Coates has successfully represented plaintiffs in every conceivable type of medical malpractice lawsuit--from single-physician cases, to complex litigation involving over a dozen doctors and several hospitals. Dr. Coates has taken several thousand physician depositions in his career involving every known physician specialty and sub-specialty, and almost as many depositions involving hospital personnel such as nurses, techs, and administrators. He has tried several dozen cases to successful verdicts.

Case Results
$7,000,000 Verdict Failure to Diagnose
$2,500,000 Settlement Surgical Error
$2,921,173 Verdict Wrongful Death
$6,000,000 Settlement Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice Claims We Can Help You With

We have experience handling a wide range of medical malpractice cases. Reach out today to see how we can help with your case.

Meet Our Team

Responsive, Experienced, and Knowledgeable.

What Do Former Clients Have to Say About Us

We take the time with our clients.

Our proven track record shows how much we care about our clients and their loved ones.

  • “They kept me notified...”

    The level of professionalism, knowledge, and experience Vic Poulos and Greg Coates possess is superior. They kept me notified of the status of my case, they were caring and compassionate, and never stopped fighting for me.

    - Sheila Hoag

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Why Choose Us

5 Reasons People Choose Poulos & Coates

Lawyer, Doctor & Nurse Helping With Every Case We are one of the only law firms that has a lawyer, doctor, and nurse working on every medical malpractice case. We locate experts to review and testify in your lawsuit, and prepare your case for trial. There are never any up-front costs associated with asking us to investigate your potential lawsuit. Only in the event of a settlement or favorable jury verdict of your case would our law firm collect any fees.
Over 70 Years Combined Legal Experience In addition to having a lawyer that is also a doctor, our three attorneys carry over 70 years of combined legal experience. We have represented the seriously injured and have prosecuted lawsuits against physicians of virtually every medical specialty, physician practices, hospitals, hospital management companies, nurses, drug manufacturers, medical and pathology labs, and many others.
Over 125 Jury Trials Under Our Belt As the only New Mexico law firm specializing in medical malpractice litigation, we have obtained more than $300 million in gross recoveries for our clients through verdict or settlement. We are also one of the best medical malpractice law firms in the entire state of New Mexico.
Care for Our Clients A medical tragedy can turn a person’s life upside down and change the life of the victim and their families. We truly care for our clients and we dedicate ourselves to shifting the financial burden from the victim and their family to the insurers of the negligent doctor or hospital. We ensure that we are keeping our clients updated with their case
Se Habla Espanol *We understand that New Mexico is a diverse community that benefits greatly from our Hispanic population. We have an in house staff member that offers free translation services for our spanish speaking clients. Call us today at 888-478-5424. (translate into Spanish)*