News Delaware family poisoned by insecticide while on vacation won't recover

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    A Delaware family poisoned by pesticide while they were on vacation in the Virgin Islands will likely never recover from the illness that left three of them paralyzed, a top island official said this week.

    Doctors have lost hope that Steve Esmond, 49, and his two young sons will ever return to normal after falling ill four months ago when they breathed in a highly toxic pesticide while staying at a $800-a-night rental villa at the luxury Sirenusa resort in Cruz Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp said.

    "Unfortunately, I have to give some bad news," Mapp told reporters Tuesday. "For all intents and purposes, the doctors do not expect any significant recovery from their present condition."

    The pesticide called Terminix left Steve Esmond, an official at the private Tatnall School in Greenville, Del., severely paralyzed.

    The father of two "must be strapped in to even sit," Mapp said, according to the Virgin Island Daily News. His condition is the worst in the family of four.

    Esmond's oldest son Ryan is conscious but paralyzed from the neck down, the VI Daily News reported.

    Both he and his younger brother Sean have no control of their body movements.

    Sean is also "in and out of a coma" and has no feelings in his limbs, Mapp said.

    The boys' mother Theresa Devine, 49, is the only one who seems to be improving.

    Terminix is not permitted for residential use and contains a substance known as methyl bromide, which can cause central nervous or respiratory damage, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.

    A team of exterminators may have used the colorless, odorless gas while fumigating a room at the resort March 18, according to the agency.

    The U.S. Department of Justice is probing the case.

    The family's lawyer did not immediately return a request for comment.

    "The poison used by Terminix is a toxin to the neuro systems," Mapp said Tuesday. "It has affected this family horribly.

    “The government of the Virgin Islands will seek full and unfettered recompense for its expenditures dealing with this issue."

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    Yeah but at least they didn't have to worry about Mosquitos
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Fuck! Most of my family went to Tatnall !
     
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    This is why I don't go anywhere.
     
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    The Philadelphia Inquirer said that the exterminators sprayed the empty unit below the gas seeped into the unit above where the family was staying. They never had a chance. You could just as easily have this happen in any Third World country if you are on vacation. Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil, India. Any of the countries that don't regulate pesticides. It's funny that the insecticide called Terminix is the same as the company that operates in the US. Negative publicity to have your name associated with a devastating pesticide.
     
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    fuckn stupid assholes
     
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    Why couldn't this have happened to Gunk & Beef?!?!?!?!?:oops:
     
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    Well now I know your income bracket. Grew up right over the state line, still live close by.
     
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    This chemical should be used to bomb ISIS.
     
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    Union Carbide India Limited just issued a press release saying "Told you this could happen to anybody".
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    I don't have an income bracket, you stupid jerk! I'm retarded!
     
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    this happens pretty often
    I see it on the news that tourists got killed by insecticide, especially in Thailand
     
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    If the pesticide kills humans, maybe it's a tad too strong for tiny insects? Just a suggestion.
     
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    Howard was right about these resorts.
     
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    I wonder if it's a Dupont product? Better life through chemicals!
     
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    And this wasn't even a third world country. Awful
     
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    Well, outside of the resorts, I imagine it's a shithole. See: Bahamas, The
     
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    Anyone leaving the mainland these days need their heads examined. There is plenty to do in your own state!