Burr Oak Cemetery Client Resources

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Defending Clients Wronged by Burr Oak Cemetery in Illinois

In ensuring that our clients are protected from negligence, one of our cases is against Defendant Perpetua Inc., a company that owed our clients a duty to provide reasonable services in the area of funeral, burial, and cemetery, and related services in a dignified and respectful manner at Burr Oak Cemetery, and violated that duty severely.

Specifically, Defendant and those associated with the company mutilated, stockpiled, “double stacked,” and illegally (and improperly) disposed of human remains in violation of Illinois law, improperly removing human remains and reselling occupied gravesites to unsuspecting family members in violation of industry and legal standards, as well as common human decency. As a result, our clients suffered numerous injuries and emotional distress. To read more about the case, you can view the complaint here.

Compensation for Victims

For many who buried their loved ones at Burr Oak Cemetery, not only did they have to deal with losing a family member, but years of attending meetings, searching for death certificates, and pouring over public records to try and obtain justice after authorities found that graves had been dug up and plots resold. Yet what about those whose loved one’s graves could not be found? A check isn’t enough to undo what they’ve been through.

Since the incident, more than 5,000 individuals joined class-action lawsuits against the cemetery owners, hoping that justice would be done against the facility as a result. Many just want to find out where their loved ones had been moved. Some, refusing to take part in the existing settlement, have instead decided to file suit individually against the owners of the cemetery.

Burr Oak Cemetery Headstone Search

If you are seeking information about relatives buried at Burr Oak Cemetery, you can visit this site. If you have information useful to investigators, please contact the Cook County Sheriff or Levin & Perconti.

Burr Oak Cemetery Website

Several Burr Oak employees were criminally charged with disinterring caskets and re-selling burial plots to families. As reported by the Cook County Sheriff’s office, although Burr Oak was home to approximately 100,000 gravesites, fewer than half actually had a headstone, leading the Sheriff’s Department to launch a criminal investigation, and Levin & Perconti to bring a case to recover on behalf of our clients.

Burr Oak Burial Database

In 2009, the Cook County Sheriff’s Department placed over 40,000 photos of headstones online, allowing families to search for information in the wake of the scandal at Burr Oak Cemetery.

How to Order Death Certificates in Cook County

The Cook County Clerk’s office not only allows citizens to request a death certificate, but also keeps official records of deaths that occurred in Chicago and Cook County suburbs. Visit the website to learn more.

Burr Oak News

Here you will find news updates related to the Burr Oak Cemetery lawsuit. These include:

Testimonials
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Levin and Perconti was always there when we needed them and very quick to answer any questions. We are happy to say that Ashley Herschberger was very professional, informative, kind, and prompt when it came to our case. She was always there if we had a concern or a question. We would recommend Ashley and the law firm, Levin and Perconti, to anyone else. We would also come back with another case of our own if ever needed. The Gonzalez Family
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Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Peconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. My family and I will always be grateful for the compassion that they showed us. I want to thank you for what you did for my family, and for always being there for us. W.R., Medical Malpractice Client
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Our deepest appreciation to the law firm of Levin & Perconti, and in particular to Margaret Battersby Black, in the handling of the lawsuit we field n behalf of our sister who sustained life-threatening injuries as a nursing home resident. Margaret’s representation, guidance, and professionalism gave us the sense that we could put our trust in Levin & Perconti and the final outcome proved that to be true. D.G., Nursing Home Client
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I want to send my heartfelt thanks to John Perconti and the Levin & Perconti staff in taking our case. Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf. M.R.Z., nursing home client
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Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti, and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Perconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. W.R., medical malpractice client