GM Ignition Switch Deaths Hit 51, Expected to Continue Rising
The fallout from a defective ignition switch is getting worse for General Motors.
So far, 51 claims have been deemed eligible for compensation in connection with deaths that occurred because of a faulty ignition switch installed in about 2.6 million small cars. That number will 'absolutely' rise from there, fund deputy administrator Camille Biros told Automotive News.
Eligible claims for catastrophic injuries sit at eight while 69 claims are eligible over less serious injuries. So far, 4,180 claims seeking compensation from GM have been received, though more may still come in.
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