GM ignition switch deaths grow to 87 people

In the latest report by the GM Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility ( available here in PDF format), the number of people offered compensation for fatalities from the automaker's faulty parts stands at 87, three more than the previous week. The amount of accepted injuries of all types remains the same from the last announcement at 157 – 11 of those being for serious harm and 146 people still requiring some medical aid.

There are still probably weeks of work left for the claims resolution facility, which is administrated by attorney Kenneth Feinberg. He accepted claims about the faulty ignition switches from August 1, 2014, to January 31, 2014 and in that time received 4,342 of them. As of these latest figures through April 17, his team still had 1,085 reports under review, including 71 for fatalities, 87 for catastrophic injuries like amputations or permanent brain damage, and 927 for less severe harm requiring medical help. Last week, the number of documents still being processed stood at 1,136.

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