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100 fatal claims in GM defect case approved for compensation

Posted on Monday, May 18th, 2015   

Although General Motors originally estimated the number of deaths tied to its faulty ignition switch at 13, the company’s claims process has, so far, recognized 100 fatalities that were directly linked to this defect, according to a May 11 article in the New York Times.

Kenneth Feinberg, a compensation expert, was hired by GM to administer the claims process. In addition to the 100 fatality claims deemed eligible, 184 injury claims have been approved for settlement. Over 500 injury claims and 37 fatality claims still remain to be reviewed.

The defective ignition switch has gained particular notoriety due to the ten years it went unacknowledged and, in some instances, purposefully concealed from the public.

The Nashville personal injury attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP, are dedicated to representing those who have been injured in accidents due to automotive defects. If this has happened to you, our legal team may be able to help you fight for compensation to cover medical costs and other damages. Call our offices at (615) 277-2765 today.

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