Marc G. Brecher

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wapner Newman
Marc G. Brecher
Wapner Newman

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1977

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2008, 2010 - 2023

Wapner Newman

8 Penn Center
1628 JFK Blvd, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103 Visit website


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

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 1977, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background:
  • Albright College, Bachelor’s degree, 1973
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
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)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers 2021 edition for Medical Malpractice Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2004-2008; 2010-2021, Pennsylvania Super Lawyer , Super Lawyers, 2021
  • 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
  • $15,000,000 settlement involving medical malpractice action/civil right action involving death of young man for failure to treat asthma attack.  Hospital refused to treat decedent despite clear sign of breathing distress., 2021
  • 6 Million dollar settlement involving medical malpractice claim filed on behalf of a baby brain injured at birth due to obstetrical malpractice.  Obstetrician and labor room nurses failed to respond to non reassuring fetal heart rate monitor tracings.   The baby suffered hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy as a result of the negligent treatment., 2022
  • $2,000,000 settlement against urgent care facility for failing to refer patient for necessary laboratory testing to rule out hematologic disorder which resulted in the untimely death of a 34 year old mother of three., 2021
  • $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
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

Office location for Marc G. Brecher

8 Penn Center
1628 JFK Blvd, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-569-0900


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2008, 2010 - 2023

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