In administering General Motors’ ignition switch recall, attorney Kenneth Feinberg created a fund to handle all submissions and claims. As of this past Monday, the current status of approved claims for injury or death was 100, with seven new injury claims and four new wrongful death claims bringing the current total number of injuries to 58 and amount of fatalities to 42.
To date, 2,326 claims have been filed. Of these, 306 have been rejected, 568 have been declared deficient, and 907 did not include verifying information. Currently, 445 claims are under review, of which 46 are for wrongful death.
Among the 100 claimants whose applications have been approved, 57 have received settlement offers, none of which have been rejected. Of the 57, 22 have been paid. GM has said that it estimates the payout to reach $400 million.