Steve Esmond Family Update 2021
Earlier this week, we covered the story of Steve Esmond and his family. Now, we’re getting an update on how things are going. We’ll tell you everything we know so far, and where the family is headed next.
During a weeklong vacation in the Virgin Islands in March, Steve Esmond and his family were poisoned with a restricted-use pesticide. The odorless and acutely toxic substance is known as methyl bromide and has been banned for residential use since 1984. However, the Esmonds were not the only victims. The family has been hospitalized for four days and the government of the Virgin Islands will seek full recompense for their losses.
The Esmond family was staying at a villa in a resort on Saint Thomas when paramedics arrived on March 20 to find two of the four members in the throes of a seizure. While not all members were in the clear, it is believed that the boys have survived the ordeal and that Steve is currently in a medically induced coma.
During a vacation to the Virgin Islands in March of 2015, Steve Esmond’s sons were exposed to a pesticide which left them brain damaged. After months of critical treatment, the family received a multi-million dollar settlement from the parent company, Terminix. The family’s avowed hope was that the company would cooperate with the government’s investigation into the incident. However, the company vowed to avoid further publicity and expressed concern for the sickened family.
The Esmond family’s ordeal involved the use of the methyl bromide pesticide, which is a banned substance in the United States. The compound is odorless and acutely toxic. It has been banned for residential use in the United States since 1984.
The Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into the incident. The company that sprayed the pesticide on the property has been charged with the murder of Monica Beresford-Redman, who was 41 years old at the time of the incident.
During a vacation in the United States Virgin Islands, Steve Esmond’s teenage sons were poisoned by a pesticide that is banned in the United States and Mexico. The pesticide is called methyl bromide and it is acutely toxic. It severely damages the central nervous system and respiratory system. The Esmond family is recovering from the toxic chemical and is asking for privacy while they heal.
The pesticide was used to treat a condominium that the Esmond family stayed in. The toxic pesticide was found on the property after preliminary testing. The family was unable to speak and had no sensation in their limbs. The children were put into medically-induced comas. Eventually, they were discharged from the hospital. The Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into the spraying of the pesticide.
Terminix vows to cooperate with the government in the investigation
Earlier this year, a family from Delaware was poisoned by a banned pesticide in the Caribbean. The chemical was methyl bromide, a chemical that is banned for residential use in the U.S., according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Esmond family of Delaware was vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands when they were exposed to the pesticide. Their family includes Steve Esmond, who is the head of Tatnall Middle School in Greenville, and his wife, Dr. Theresa Divine, who is a pediatrician.
Two days later, the family began having seizures. The family was staying at the Sirenusa Condominium Resort in St. John. The poisoning occurred when a Terminix worker fumigated the villa below the family’s property with methyl bromide.
The EPA said methyl bromide is extremely toxic to humans. It can damage the respiratory system and central nervous system. It can also damage the skin and kidneys, and is not approved for residential use.