Synopsis by Hal Erickson
A Massachusetts nurse (Patty Duke) is accused of exercising Fatal Judgment in this made-for-TV movie. While tending a seriously ill cancer patient, the nurse administered a generous dose of morphine. The patient died, which is why the woman is now on trial for murder. Joe Regalbuto and Tom Conti co-star as, respectively, the nurse's loving husband and a two-fisted defense attorney. Based on a true story, Fatal Judgment first aired October 18, 1988--precisely one half hour after the debut of Roseanne, which proved not to be a case of fatal judgment.
assisted-suicide, death, doctor/nurse, drugs, indictment, killing, murder, overdose, patient [medical], trial [courtroom]