Charla Nash contends the state had the authority and obligation to seize the dangerous anima

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- The woman mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009 is making a last-ditch appeal to Connecticut lawmakers in her bid to sue the state for $150 million.

Charla 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.

A public hearing is scheduled Friday for a bill that would override the claims commissioner's decision.

Nash is making her plea to "have my day in court" on a video that is being sent to members of the legislature's Judiciary Committee.

The Associated Press viewed a copy of it.

In it, she says, "I feel like I'm locked up." Nash was blinded, lost both hands and underwent a face transplant following the attack in Stamford.

Nash had most of her reconstruction surgeries at the Cleveland Clinic before the face transplant was done in Boston.

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