Transcript for GM Faulty Ignition Deaths May Be Up to 19
Word tonight that the man who so many families are counting on, he's the one deciding if gm has to pay them after those faulty ignition switches turned deadly. Tonight, he is revealing that this toll is now growing. ABC's Rebecca Jarvis has learned that the number could go far higher. Reporter: David, today I spoke with the man who is making those decisions, Kenneth Feinberg. He said he's using a more lenient standard and will award damages if the faulty ignition was the likely factor to cause the injury. What started as 13 deaths linked to the faulty ignition is not 19 tonight. That number will likely rise and so far, Feinberg's received more than 100 claims linking the faulty switch, can he suddenly shut down the car. The families will receive a take it or leave it offer, $1 million in damages, plus an undisclosed sum. And we spoke to many of the families today. Some say will will take the offer. Others say they plan to sue instead. The bottom line is, there are likely going to be a number more fatalities linked to this ignition problem.
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