The latest numbers have been released regarding General Motors’ faulty ignition-switch death toll. It has now been deemed by the office of Kenneth Feinberg, who is privately overseeing the GM compensation fund, that two additional deaths were caused by the bad switch, up from 104.
The number is a stark contrast to the original 13 deaths GM originally reported were caused by the ignition-switch found in select GM vehicles across the company’s portfolio.
Feinberg’s office has also approved nine more injury claims to date, bringing that running total to 208. Of the 208 injury compensations, 12 are for serious serious injuries, while 196 are for minor injuries requiring hospitalization or medical treatment within 48 hours of the accident.
To break down more statistics for you, of the 4,342 claims received, 2,200 were found ineligible, 322 remain for review and 1,432 were found “deficient,” which means the claimants still have the opportunity to submit further documentation to support their claim. An additional 71 claims were received with no documentation, according to Automotive News.
Feinberg has stated his review of the remaining cases should be finished during the summer months, with a grand total to come by fall of this year.