STAMFORD - The Stamford woman who was mauled by a pet chimpanzee has hired two lobbyists as she waits for a state official to decide if she can sue Connecticut for damages.

Charla Nash received a face transplant last year after the chimp ripped off her nose, lips, eyelids and hands in 2009.

She wants to sue the state for $150 million, claiming it failed to restrict ownership of dangerous animals as pets.

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