Lawyers for Patients of Dr. John K. Yacoub, Gynecologist at St. Agnes Hospital’s Seton Medical Group and GBMC

Donald Saiontz

By Donald Saiontz
Posted October 18, 2013


UPDATE: Following a review of potential claims on behalf of a number of former patients of Dr. John Yacoub, our office has decided that we will not be pursuing legal action at this time. While we are continuing to monitor this situation, clients are no longer being accepted and no cases are being pursued. The content below is provided for informational purposes only regarding the prior investigation into these potential legal matters.

The medical malpractice lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims for former patients of OB/GYN Dr. John K. Yacoub, who may have been taking inappropriate photographs of female patients during treatment.

It has recently been discovered that Dr. Yacoub had multiple pictures containing close-up images of female genitalia on his telephone. Reports indicate that most of the pictures also featured a hand with a medical glove and at least two have medical equipment visible in the image, suggesting that they may be photographs of former patients.

While information is still being reviewed and uncovered surrounding this potential violation of privacy, the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations for former patients of Dr. John Yacoub, who is believed to have provided gynecological and obstetrical treatments in recent years at GBMC and St. Agnes Hospital’s Seton Medical Group.

Dr. John Yacoub Private Photographs of Females Discovered

The Maryland State Board of Physicians has suspended the medical license for Dr. John Yacoub, amid findings that he was inappropriately dispensing medications, using illegal drugs and was found to have images on his phone that may have been taken of patients.

According to an Order (PDF) issued by the State Board of Physicians on October 8, federal DEA agents conducted a search of Dr. Yacoub’s home last month. Among other findings, the report describes what agents found on Dr. Yacoub’s phone:

The search revealed numerous images of female genitalia. In most of the images, a gloved hand is touching or in close proximity to the genitalia. In at least two of the images, medical equipment is visible.

If it is established that Dr. John Yacoub was taking unauthorized pictures of patients, financial compensation may be available through a lawsuit for:

  • Invasion of Property
  • Emotional Distress
  • Lack of Supervision and Oversight Failure by Dr. Yacoub’s Employers
  • Lack of Informed Consent

UPDATE: While the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. reviewing whether a number of former patients of Dr. John Yacoub may have a case, our law firm is no longer actively investigating this matter or accepting potential clients. Should any new information become available that suggests former patients of Dr. Yacoub may have potential legal claims, we will update this page.

7 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Dorothy says:

    I am sooo shocked, I’ve had Dr. John Yacoub as my doctor for over twenty years.I went to him at GBMC and St.Agnes. I know I need to find another doctor.

    Posted on October 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm

  • Nancy says:

    I was a patient of Dr. John Yacoub for at least 30 years.

    Posted on October 23, 2013 at 8:12 am

  • sheila says:

    i went to this doctor last sept for an exam.i was laying on the table and he examied me while i was on the table he stated he was going to take a picture. he did not ask me if he could take a picture he did. we then walked into his office his assissant and intern were in the office he then put the pictures on his computer and look at me smiled and stated you know i can make you like a 13 yr.old. he did my surgery but i never went back for my follow up.

    Posted on November 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm

  • Kelly says:

    I’m still stunned. Dr. Yacoub delivered my son 8 years ago by c-section an I could not have asked for a better doctor. Always completely professional with me and my grown daughters where patient care was concerned. Very personable and I have a hard time trusting doctors. After doing 2 successful surgeries on me and always being such a wonderful, personable doctor, I was still recommending him until I found this out. I don’t believe the charges are all true and I hope the truth comes out. Unfortunately, even if he is 100% innocent of all charges, his fantastic reputation has been permanently soiled. Bless you Dr Yacoub!

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

  • a kotsos says:

    I had surgery at st agnes hospital
    saw him for follow up and he told me I had the same thing
    I said, I just had surgery you mean to tell me its back
    he acted confrused
    I was so upset because I could not afford to get another
    surgery so I decided to wait
    when I saw him for my regular gyn exam I asked him
    about the issue and he responded what Issue ? I assumed the issue had resolved itself
    I am lost as to my issue or even if I have an issue now
    I have yet to find another gyn

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

  • Karen says:

    I was a patient of Dr Yacoub for 25 years. I am shocked and hope I am NOT in any of those pictures.

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:20 am

  • Pamela says:

    I I’m presently looking for a new GYN doctor and just thought of Dr Yacoub. I was his patient for over 20 years. He was a wonderful doctor most of those years. But in the end I did notice a change in his appearance, which concerned me. I’m still in shocked and hope I was never in his pictures.

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm

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