Charla Nash believes her presence at the nation’s capital will lend great support to the passage of the new bill.
The Connecticut House of Representatives on Monday sided with a legislative committee that recommended a woman blinded and disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack should not be allowed to sue the state for financial damages.
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.
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.
The state Claims Commissioner is being urged by the Office of the Attorney General to dismiss a claim against the state filed by Charla Nash, the Stamford woman severely disfigured by a chimpanzee in 2009.
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.
In February 2009, Charla Nash was attacked by Sandra Herold’s 200-pound pet chimp Travis as she was trying to lure it back into Herold’s house. It tore ripped off her nose, lips, eyelids and hands. The attack left her blinded.
Connecticut’s laws regarding primates as pets are back in the spotlight.