THE PARENTS OF a Sligo student who died suddenly in 2017 are suing the HSE.

19-year-old Lisa Niland, a native of Curry in the western county and a student at the University of Limerick, took ill while eating in a fast food restaurant in Carraroe in January 2017.

It’s understood that she first attended Sligo University Hospital for a number of days before transferring to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin by air ambulance, where she passed away on 20 January.

The cause of her death has not been made public.

Last week her parents, Angela and Gerry Niland, launched separate High Court proceedings against the HSE, as opposed to an individual hospital.

The nature of the lawsuits are as yet unclear.

Damien Tansey Solicitors of Sligo, who describe themselves as specialists in medical negligence and personal injury claims, are representing the Nilands.

Tallaght Solicitors are Medical Negligence specialists, so if you have been affected by this case, please visit our Medical Negligence page.