Charla Nash believes her presence at the nation’s capital will lend great support to the passage of the new bill.
The Judiciary Committee voted 35-3 on Wednesday to uphold last year’s decision by State Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr., who denied Nash’s request to sue the state for $150 million.
Some Connecticut lawmakers have expressed doubts about giving a woman mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009 the right to sue the state for $150 million.
Nash contends the state had the authority and obligation to seize the dangerous animal. But a state commissioner last year dismissed Nash’s request for permission to sue the state government for $150 million.
Lawyers for the Stamford woman who was badly mauled by her friend’s pet chimpanzee in 2009 have agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit against the chimp owner’s estate.
Attorney Charles Willinger, who represents Charla Nash, spoke exclusively with WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau and said that the state DEEP ignored its own rules, which lead to the near fatal mauling.
Charla Nash, the Stamford woman who was attacked and disfigured two years ago in a chimpanzee attack, went public for the first time since her face transplant surgery.
Charla Nash, the Stamford woman whose face was destroyed when her friend’s pet chimp went berserk two years ago, has received a face transplant that looks fantastic, according to her brother.