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Chimp attack results in $4 million settlement

Many Americans recall the story of a chimpanzee that severely mauled a woman, and destroyed her face.
This was a strange case to begin with, involving a chimpanzee that attacked Charla Nash, leaving her terribly disfigured, without hands and facing a long, protracted recovery. As many may recall, she subsequently received a face transplant. The medical bills Nash has racked up over the years since the 2009 attack would be astronomical, with the cost of the face transplant and subsequent rehabilitation reaching into the millions.

Just recently, a $4 million settlement was brokered in this case with the estate of the deceased owner, Sandra Herold. While $4 million sounds like a lot of money, it will be nowhere nearly enough to cover her expenses. For this reason, Nash’s attorney is planning to pursue further civil legal action, by suing the Energy and Environmental Protection Department of Connecticut, for letting Herold keep the chimp. The lawsuit is seeking $150 million in damages and for pain and suffering, among other things.

They may have a good case, as the same chimp escaped his home in 2003 and ran around the neighborhood, terrorizing people. Apparently, the local mayor told Herold to not let him escape again or the animal would be shot. Life went on as usual, until the vicious attack. The chimp was shot at the scene of the mauling.

With the enormous expenses Nash is facing, she may wish to consider applying for litigation funding to help her get through the second pending lawsuit. The process to apply for a lawsuit loan is easy. She just needs a lawyer working on her case, which she already has, and the details of her case. The folks at the litigation funding offices completely understand the pain and anxiety a plaintiff faces when trying to cope with healing and getting on with their lives, while facing staggering medical bills, in addition to usual living expenses.

Applicants for pre-settlement funding do not need to go through a credit check. Do not need to have a job. Do not pay any money upfront to apply, nor do they pay anything on a monthly basis. The case is assessed, approved and the funding sent directly to the plaintiff’s bank account. From there, the victim may use the funds for anything, but most pay medical expenses. Having the lawsuit loan in the bank allows the plaintiff the peace of mind of being able to cope financially and being able to turn down insurance companies looking to settle on the cheap.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

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