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The husband of a Brooklyn woman who died of an untreated form of meningitis, slammed Coney Island Hospital with a lawsuit Thursday alleging that his wife was misdiagnosed as emotionally disturbed or suffering from an illegal drug reaction by “careless” and “negligent” medical staff.

Grisel Soto, 47, spent her last hours alive strapped to a gurney and prescribed anti-psychotic medication, while the lethal infection raged in her brain.

After she arrived in the emergency room last January, Soto was seen only by a nurse and a physician’s assistant until she went into cardiac arrest several hours later, according to lawyer Sanford Rubenstein who filed the suit in Brooklyn Supreme Court on behalf of widower Jorge Matos.

The nurse mistakenly thought Soto was suffering an overdose of synthetic marijuana.

“The focus must now be placed on the damages this family is entitled to as a result of her wrongful death,” Rubenstein said.


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