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.
$8.4 Million Settlement for Woman who Suffered Brain Damage due to Delay in Diagnosing Ruptured Splenic Artery — Brain injury attorney in New Jersey, Marc Brecher has settled a medical malpractice case brought on behalf of a woman who suffered irreversible brain damage due to a delay in diagnosing a ruptured splenic artery for $8,400,000. The plaintiff – a 49-year-old woman – was riding a bicycle down a steep hill. She fell off her bike. She was taken to a local hospital and admitted for observation. During the overnight hours, she exhibited signs and symptoms of internal bleeding. Yet, no diagnostic test was performed to find out what was causing her to lose blood. The next morning she suffered a cardiac arrest from severe blood loss due to a ruptured splenic artery, which was injured when she fell off her bicycle. As a result of her cardiac arrest, she was rendered a spastic quadriplegic.
$5.8 Million Settlement in Obstetrical Malpractice Case — Medical malpractice attorney in Philadelphia, Marc G. Brecher recently settled an obstetrical malpractice claim filed on behalf of a baby who suffered irreversible brain damage at birth. The baby was “twin B”. Shortly after twin A was delivered vaginally, it became apparent that twin B was suffering fetal distress. Instead of ordering an emergency cesarean section, which would have resulted in delivering the baby within 5 to 10 minutes, the delivering obstetrician opted to wait for a spontaneous vaginal delivery, which took an additional thirty-five minutes. The baby was born alive – but severely asphyxiated. A portion of the settlement funds was used to purchase a structured settlement annuity, which will provide more than $40 million dollars over the lifetime of this baby.
$5 Million Settlement for Child Injured at Birth due to Improper Use of Forceps — Medical malpractice attorney in Philadelphia, Marc Brecher has obtained a $5,000,000 settlement for a child who suffered intraventricular and subarachnoid hemorrhage due to the inappropriate use of forceps at the time of delivery. During the delivery, the attending physician used forceps on this baby’s head without appropriately locking the forcep blades. This inappropriate conduct was witnessed by another physician who repeatedly advised the attending obstetrician to stop using the forceps in such an inappropriate manner. Nevertheless, the attending physician continued to use the forceps inappropriately causing the baby to suffer irreversible brain damage. A portion of the settlement proceeds was used to purchase a structured settlement annuity, which will pay this child in excess of $16,000,000 over the course of his lifetime.