A compensation expert hired by General Motors to investigate which deaths are tied to a faulty ignition switch has found at least 19 deaths that are eligible to receive payments from the automaker, according to the Huffington Post. The investigation comes after GM began recalling vehicles due the ignition switch, after a decade of knowing about the problem. GM has previously named 13 deaths that are linked, but did not say whether those were included in the new count. GM has also received 320 claims for injuries related to the ignition switch; so far, 12 have been deemed eligible. The company has estimated that it will spend between 400-600 million compensating the victims.
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