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Conn. chimp victim is denied $150M state lawsuit

A Connecticut woman disfigured by a friend's pet chimpanzee in 2009 was denied permission Friday to sue the state for $150 million on her claim that officials knew the animal was dangerous but didn't do anything about it.Full story

Meet amazing survivors of chimp attack, sharks, more

  Charla Nash makes remarkable progress from a face transplant; a naked fisherman escapes shark-infested waters; model Lauren Scruggs celebrates life after a traumatic accident. TODAY.com’s Kyle Michael Miller takes a look at amazing stories of survival.

Charla Nash on face transplant: ‘I’m getting more sensation’

  In a TODAY.com exclusive, Charla Nash, who was the recipient of a groundbreaking full face transplant in 2011 after an attack by a chimpanzee left her disfigured, talks about gaining more feeling in both sides of her face and building stamina with the hope of undergoing a hand transplant by Christma

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Charla Nash, Bill Monaco
Charla Nash, Bill Monaco

Charla Nash, right, talks with attorney Bill Monaco before a hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., on Aug. 10, 2012. Nash who was mauled in a 2009 chimpanzee attack is attending a hearing to determine whether she may sue the state for $150 million in claimed damages.

Charla Nash
Charla Nash

Charla Nash sits before a hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. Nash who was mauled in a 2009 chimpanzee attack is attending a hearing to determine whether she may sue the state for $150 million in claimed damages.

Stephen Nash, Charla Nash
Stephen Nash, Charla Nash

Charla Nash arrives with her brother Stephen, left, for a hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. Nash who was mauled in a 2009 chimpanzee attack is attending a hearing to determine whether she may sue the state for $150 million in claimed damages.