More than 2,400 compensation claims for injuries of deaths caused by a faulty ignition switch in millions of General Motors vehicle have now been filed with the automaker, WXYZ Detroit reports. So far, 42 death claims and another 58 serious injury claims been approved through its compensation program led by lawyer Kenneth Feinberg.
In total, 2,430 claims have now been filed with GM under its compensation program, up from 2,326 as reported earlier this week. Of those, 260 are for deaths, 172 are more serious category one injury claims and 1,998 are less serious category two claims. Injuries that qualify for category one claims must have resulted in quadriplegia, paraplegia, double amputation, permanent brain damage or pervasive burns.
Among the 2,400 plus claims, 306 have been ruled ineligible for compensation and 568 are deficient. Another 692 claims are currently under review, while an addition 764 were submitted to Feinberg with no documentation whatsoever.