Marc G. Brecher

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Wapner Newman
 | 2000 Market Street, Suite 2750
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-569-0900
Fax: 215-569-4621
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2008, 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Marc G. Brecher is a shareholder with the Wapner Newman law firm, which has offices located throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Serving clients primarily in the greater Philadelphia metro region, Mr. Brecher focuses his practice on medical malpractice and serious personal injury claims. He has more than 42 years of experience advocating on behalf of those suffering through no fault of their own.

    A 1973 graduate of Albright College, Mr. Brecher obtained his Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1977. The Pennsylvania Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he has also handled cases in New Jersey and Delaware. Furthermore, Mr. Brecher is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Early in his career, Mr. Brecher spent years working at the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, ultimately achieving the position of senior deputy attorney general. During this time, he gained invaluable trial experience that serves him well as he fights hard to protect the rights and interests of his plaintiff clients during highly complex civil matters. Since focusing primarily on medical malpractice in his private practice, Mr. Brecher has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts, including many multimillion-dollar awards.

    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Brecher holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and The National Trial Lawyers voted him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country. In addition, he has received consistent recognition from Best Lawyers as well as designation as a Top One Percent from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Moreover, he has received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    From 2012 until 2018 Mr. Brecher served on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.  He maintains active involvement in both his legal community as well as his local community.

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    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2008, 2010 - 2021

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    About Marc Brecher

    Admitted: 1977, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2004-2008; 2010-2020, Pennsylvania Super Lawyer , 2020
    • Litigation Counsel of America
    • Named to Nations Top One Percent by National Association of Distinguished Counsel since 2015
    • Highest Rating (AV) Pre-eminent Peer Review Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standard by Martindale-Hubble since 1998
    •  Best Lawyers, 2016-2020 Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs  & Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers
    • Named to Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers Association 2008-2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of the Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute, 2021
    • Member of The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, 2021
    • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of American, 2021
    • Member of American Association for Justice, 2019
    • Pennsylvania Law License , 1977
    • Supreme Court of the United States, 2019
    • Member of Philadelphia Bar Association, 2019
    • Member of Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2019
    • Board of Directors, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012-2018, 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • $1,150,000  confidential New Jersey settlement for estate of 32 year old single man without children who died from complications due to the failure to timely diagnose appendicitis.   The previously healthy young man entered the hospital at approximately 2pm with signs and symptoms of acute appendicitis yet was not taken to operating room until 2am the following morning after his appendix perforated leading to sepsis and ultimate death. , 2021
    • Confidential settlement on behalf of 55 year old man who died from complications of a non ST elevated heart attack.  Decedent was admitted to an emergency room and diagnosed with a non ST elevated heart attack.  He received virtually no treatment for this condition from his admitting physician and the consultant cardiologists for over 15 hours which culminated in his suffering a fatal ST elevated heart attack., 2020
    • $900,000 settlement on behalf of 75 year old woman who underwent aortic valve replacement surgery.   During the operation multiple mistakes occurred which caused her right coronary artery to become 99% blocked which resulted in her death., 2020
    • $800,000 settlement for wrongful death of married man who died as a result of a delay in diagnosing and treating a dissecting aortic aneursym. , 2020
    • $600,000 settlement for 66 year old woman for delayed diagnosis of breast cancer, 2020
    • 1.3 Million award in wrongful death case due to failure to timely diagnose and treat pneumococcal pneumonia, 2019
    • $1,200,000 settlement on behalf of estate of elderly woman who died due to failure of her doctors to recognize and treat a heart attack, 2018
    • $3,000,000 settlement on behalf of woman who suffered permanent neurological injuries from an undiagnosed and untreated stroke, 2018
    • $750,000 settlement on behalf of child who suffered a permanent brachial plexus injury at birth due to the failure of obstetricians to recognize signs of shoulder dystocia during labor., 2018
    • $3,250,000 settlement for death of 19-year-old man who died from an undiagnosed intestinal volvulus, 2018
    • $4,000,000 settlement on behalf of child who suffered oxygen deprivation at birth due to the failure of a nurse midwife to recognize non-reassuring signs of fetal well-being on the fetal heart rate monitor during labor, 2018
    • $950,000 settlement on behalf of estate of stillborn child due to failure to properly treat gestational diabetes, 2015
    • $1,500,000 settlement on behalf of 31-year-old woman who was not properly treated for post partum preeclampsia, 2015
    • $8,800,000 settlement for woman who suffered brain damaged from an ruptured splenic artery that was been timely diagnosed, 2003
    • $900,000 settlement for medical malpractice claim concerning stillbirth from failure to timely deliver baby., 2014
    • $9,000,000 settlement for baby who suffered permanent brain damage at birth due to lack of oxygen due to the failure of obstetricians to properly interpret fetal heart rate monitor tracings during a very protracted labor, 2016
    • $2,500,000 settlement on behalf of a child who suffered hypoxic encephalopathy at birth due to failure of obstetrician to recognize non-reassuring fetal heart rate monitor tracings., 2016
    • $900,000 settlement on behalf of estate of stillborn child due to the failure to properly treat and diagnose gestational diabetes., 2017
    • $3,500,000 settlement on behalf of child who suffered a brain injury from a failure to diagnose and treat bacterial meningitis at a Pennsylvania hospital, 2014
    • $3,850,000 medical malpractice verdict for death of 45-year-old woman for failure to timely diagnosis ovarian cancer, 2015
    • $1,350,000 arbitration award on behalf of injured child who suffered a permanent brachial plexus injury from a shoulder dystocia., 2016
    • $1,000,000 settlement on behalf of woman whose breast cancer was not timely diagnosed due to an improperly read mammogram, 2017
    •  $7,000,000 settlement for child injured at birth due to obstetrical malpractice, 2012
    • $800,000 settlement involving medical malpractice claim concerning death of 74-year-old man who died from a bleeding ulcer while recuperating from surgery, 2014

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Named top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association since 2008, 2018
    • Best Lawyers for 2020 Medical Malpractice Law  - Plaintiff, 2019
    • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 25th Edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" for my work in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation -Plaintiffs, 2018
    • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards)

    Educational Background:

    • Albright College, Bachelor’s degree, 1973
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    Office Location for Marc G. Brecher

    2000 Market Street
    Suite 2750
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Phone: 215-569-0900

    Fax: 215-569-4621

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