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3 members of a family who were left paralyzed after being poisoned by a banned pesticide while staying at a luxury resort in the Virgin Islands may never recover

The health condition of a family who suffered serious personal injury after being exposed to a banned pesticide while vacationing in a St-John luxury resort, last March, will most probably not improve, Governor Kenneth Mapp said last week in a status update. 49 year old Steve Esmond, his wife Theresa Devine, 48 and their two sons Sean, 16, and Ryan, 14, suffered seizures and never recovered fully after they were exposed to methyl bromide while staying at their Sirenusa Villa in St-John. As of Today, the dad suffers from severe paralysis and must be strapped even to sit, the oldest son remains paralyzed from the neck down and the youngest one is in and out of coma with no sensation in his limbs and no control of his body. Only the mother seems to be recovering and is doing rehab. The accident happened after Terminix , the company hired by the resort for pest control, used a pesticide identified as Meth-O-Gas to fumigate a condo adjacent to the family’s villa. Meth-O-Gas contains methyl bromide, a very dangerous pesticide whose indoor use is illegal on US territory. Read more in The Virgin Islands Consortium