Feinberg: 21 Fatality Claims Eligible For Compensation

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

According to the latest report from the General Motors compensation program published Monday, 21 fatalities linked to the defective ignition switch that launched a thousand recalls will receive payments.

Reuters reports 675 claims for serious injury or death were submitted to attorney Kenneth Feinberg’s office since August 1, when acceptance began. The office also reported 16 serious injury claims were proclaimed eligible for compensation.

Out of the claims submitted thus far, 143 were fatality claims, up from 131 reported earlier last week. Meanwhile, the 21 claims paid-out exceed GM’s own reported 13 fatalities linked to the switch used in a handful of Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn compacts in the early to mid-2000s.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • S2k Chris S2k Chris on Sep 23, 2014

    How many of the 21 were hammered drunk?

  • DenverMike DenverMike on Sep 23, 2014

    Don't drunks have a right not to be killed by GM?

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    • Highdesertcat Highdesertcat on Sep 24, 2014

      @highdesertcat DM, most of the accident cases have already been settled and closed, with causes listed as being anything and all other than directly related to the faulty ignition switch tripping off and disabling the airbags. Do you think that all these different jurisdictions are going to volunteer to re-open and re-analyze those cases? How many reconstructionists are going to jump up and shout, "Yes, I may have been wrong in my analysis."?