About Us

Areas in which we have assisted attorneys include:

  • Identifying standards of care
  • Causation
  • Damage issues
  • Life care planning
  • Conducting client interviews
  • Medical research
  • Summarizing medical literature
  • Attending Defense Medical Exams

Additionally, we have extensive experience collaborating with attorneys in preparing and analyzing complaints, answers, motions for summary judgment and to oppose summary judgment, interrogatories, deposition and trial outlines, queries for direct and cross examination, document production requests, trial briefs, demand letters and status reports.

P.J. West & Associates, Inc. also does patient case management, attends Defense Medical Exams,  authors Life Care Plans, Needs Assessments and Vocational Rehabilitation reports.

Our standards are of the highest – In choosing expert sub contractors in all specialty areas they must prove to be leaders in their field. PJ West & Associates’ legal nurse consultants are experts who must have a minimum of 10 years experience and be currently clinically active. With over 200+ specialty experts available, finding an expert who will best meet your trial objectives is a goal PJWA is certain to meet.

120113tricia 0003Tricia West, R.N., BSN, PHN, MBA/HCM,CHN, LNC  principal, is a pioneer in the field of legal nurse consulting. She has worked in the medical legal arena since 1980. She has 30 years experience as a registered nurse and administrator. Tricia graduated with honors from CSULA and UOP. In addition to having her BSN in Critical Care, she holds an MBA in Healthcare Management.

Tricia is the past President of the AALNC LA Chapter as well as the past President of the California Association for Healthcare Quality.

Tricia was a member of the Leadership Council for the National Association of Healthcare Quality. She is also the past Editor of the California Association for Healthcare Quality Journal and Prior Education Chair.

NSS1Nicole Sandefur Thieme, BA, BS Operations Officer for PJ West & Associates, Inc., graduated from Sonoma State University. Nicole earned Dean’s List honors while double majoring in psychology and kinesiology. Her studies included an emphasis on peak performance psychology, pre-physical therapy, and pre-med/health sciences.

Nicole comes to us from a health and wellness background, and holds several fitness certifications as well. In addition to her assisting clients with health and fitness, Nicole has a true passion for quality health care and patient safety. Her experience in key leadership and management roles in the health industry has paved the way for her success with PJ West & Associates, Inc.

Now with the company for several years, Nicole strives to continue providing clients with exceptional resources and optimal service in the legal nurse consulting field.

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