General Motors is sifting through fatality claims based on a faulty ignition switch.  The defective part could be responsible for a growing total of deaths.

Last week there were 52 deaths, this week four more were added to that to bring the total to 56, according to the Associated Press.

Kenneth Feinberg, a compensation expert was hired by General Motors to assist in claims and help make payments to victims.  Under guidelines Feinberg has establish each fatality claim is worth at a minimum $1 million.

The toll is expected to rise.  His office has received 480 death claims and upwards of 3,800 injury claims.  Those were the figures as of Friday.