According to an update from the fund created to compensate victims, the number of deaths caused by General Motors’ defective ignition switches has increased to triple digits.
In addition to the 100 approved death claims, compensation fund director Ken Feinberg says that 12 catastrophic injury claims, along with 172 less-serious injury claims, have been deemed eligible for compensation.
The fund is accepting claims from owners of 2.6 million Chevrolet, Saturn and Pontiac sedans ranging from model years 2003 to 2010.
GM recalled 2.6 million cars from 20 different models last year after it was discovered the faulty switches could cause the engine to turn off when the vehicle was jostled.
The victim compensation fund is being overseen by attorney Kenneth Feinberg. Of the 184 injury claims approved, 12 are for serious injuries and 172 are for less severe injuries.
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