Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia
Philadelphia and Allentown, Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Marc G. Brecher
Marc G. Brecher, a shareholder, has been practicing law since 1977. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Albright College in 1973 and his law degree from Temple University in 1977. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. He has also been specially admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and Delaware on multiple occasions. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Brecher began his legal career as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Murray L. Goldman, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. He subsequently took a position as Director of Legal Services for the Berks County (PA) Bar Association. In 1979, he joined the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General where he remained until 1985. During his tenure with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, he represented many state agencies including the State Police, Bureau of Correction, Department of Environmental Resources and Pennsylvania Game Commission. He left the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General as a Senior Deputy Attorney General.
In 1985, Mr. Brecher began working at Wapner Newman. Since that time his practice has been limited to medical malpractice litigation with a special emphasis on obstetrical malpractice cases. His practice also heavily concentrates on failure to diagnose cancer cases, emergency room malpractice, surgery mistakes, and diagnosis errors. He has achieved many multimillion dollar results for his clients in actions filed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware during his career.
In 2002, the firm name was changed to Wapner Newman Wigrizer & Brecher in recognition of his many accomplishments. In 2009, Mr. Brecher became the firm's managing partner.
Mr. Brecher has been recognized as a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" as published in Philadelphia Magazine. He is also listed among the top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, Mr. Brecher was rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review as excellent for his ethical standards and legal ability. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review is solely based upon peer review and attests to Mr. Brecher's legal ability and professional ethics. The Peer Review reflects that opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.
In 2012 Mr. Brecher was appointed to a one year term on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. In 2013 he was elected to a three year term on the Philadelphia Trial Lawyer Association Board of Directors.
Some of Mr. Brecher's accomplishments include:
- $8.4 million settlement for a woman who suffered brain damage due to delay in diagnosing a ruptured splenic artery,
- $7.0 million settlement for child born with birth asphyxia due to improper fetal heart rate monitoring,
- $5.8 million settlement for a child injured at birth due to obstetrical malpractice,
- $5 million settlement for a child who suffered brain damage due to an improper application of forceps,
- $5 million settlement for a child who suffered birth asphyxia due to delayed recognition of fetal distress,
- $4.5 million settlement for a child who suffered brain damage because obstetricians failed to properly interpret fetal heart rate monitor tracings,
- $4.2 million settlement for a child who suffered brain damage during shoulder dystocia complication at birth,
- $4 million settlement for a child who suffered brain damage due to failure to diagnose heart ailment.
- $3.5 million settlement for a child who suffered brain damage due to nurse's failure to properly interpret fetal heart rate monitor,
- $2,250.000 settlement for wrongful death of a 51 year old man from failure to properly treat a heart attack in an emergency room,
- $1.3 million settlement for a child who suffered brachial plexus injury as a result of a shoulder dystocia complication at birth,
- $1 million settlement for a child who suffered brachial plexus injury as a result of shoulder dystocia complication at birth,
- $838,000 verdict for a child who suffered brachial plexus injury at birth due to shoulder dystocia complication,
- $700,000 verdict for a 66 year old man who suffered injuries from a delayed diagnosis of a knee infection.
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