GM Gets 104 More Faulty Ignition Switch Claims

General Motors Co has received 104 claims for compensation for ignition switch defects in its cars in the past week, bringing the total to 2,430, according to the official administering the compensation program, Reuters reported. Through Friday, GM had received 260 claims for death, 172 for catastrophic injuries and 1,998 for less-serious injuries requiring hospitalization. The company, which has so far determined that 42 deaths were eligible for payment, has been criticized for waiting 11 years to begin recalling millions of cars with ignition-switch problems that have been linked to fatalities. The switch can slip out of position, stalling the vehicle and disabling air bags.

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