Injuries due to the misdiagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy may include:
- Life-threatening bleeding if the ectopic pregnancy proceeds for long enough that it causes the fallopian tube to rupture
- Reduced fertility or infertility if the fallopian tube is damaged
- Increased likelihood of a further ectopic pregnancy
- Loss of a healthy baby if an ectopic pregnancy is incorrectly diagnosed
In any event, the patient may require urgent surgery, and they may experience significant physical and emotional trauma as a result.