GM compensation program has now 4 more death claims

Article by Christian A., on December 17, 2014

Sixty-four more claims for compensation from a defective ignition switch in General Motors vehicles were filed last week, according to a report by lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, who heads the carmaker’s compensation program. As of December 12, 2014, GM’s compensation program had received a total of 2,326 claims for compensation -- 251 claims for deaths, 156 claims for catastrophic injuries and 1,919 for less-serious injuries requiring hospitalization -- bringing the total claims count to.

The program has determined that four more death claims were eligible for compensation, bringing the total to 42 deaths, seven severe injuries and 51 other injuries. Of the received claims, 306 claims had been determined as ineligible and 445 were under review.

Feinberg’s report also disclosed that 568 claims failed to submit sufficient paperwork or evidence while 907 documents had no documentation at all.

GM tapped Feinberg to manage an out-of-court compensation program that will pay claims on behalf of people injured or killed because of the faulty ignition switch. GM has allocated $400 million for the program, which could be increased later on.

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