Lightning Injury Research Program

Our goals in preparing this website are to provide the following:

  • An informational and educational tool for survivors of a lightning strike and the physicians who treat them.
  • An educational resource for students, teachers, and the media.

What this site does not do:

  • Give specific medical advice to any individual.
  • Give advice on protection of buildings or structures.

DISCLAIMER – General statements made in this site should not be taken as recommendations for a specific course of treatment for any individual. Specific medical advice should be obtained through consultation with a physician or other trained health care professional.

Mary Ann Cooper, MD, Professor Emerita
University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine

All rights reserved by Mary Ann Cooper, MD.