The short answer to your question is no, absolutely not. What is actually happening and what you perceive to be happening can be completely different.
Software developers follow various specifications when developing software that can write to drives. Examples of these specifications include Multimedia Commands (MMC) and Mt. Fuji Commands for Multimedia Devices. We all use these same specifications and the guidelines they contain to create software capable of writing. If you had the means to log the sequence of commands sent from two different software applications to your drive, you would see that the sequences are relatively similar, if not identical.
I can guarantee you that there are no commands in these specifications that can be used to "kill" a drive or any part of a drive. There is a remote possibility that a defect in a drive or its firmware could result in the drive "dying" after a command sequence was issued from software, but I have experienced this only once in my years of experience and it was with early firmware on an early engineering sample.
From what I can gather from the limited details in your post, you could very well be experiencing an issue caused by a software conflict. Have you installed any new software with CD/DVD writing capabilities lately? Is the software running? Is any software with CD/DVD writing capabilities running when you experience this issue? It could be that some software is filtering the drive as soon as a blank disc is inserted, and it is a mere coincidence that it happened after you burned a DVD with DiscJuggler.
Still, this could be a hardware issue that we need to do a few tests on before you proceed with your own solutions. It would be best if you sent an e-mail into email@example.com with an unmodified event log (can be generated by using File Â» Export once the task is complete) of you burning a DVD with this drive. This would provide me with the necessary details of your system and configuration so that I can regress the issue. I happen to have a few NEC ND-3520A that I can use for testing, and if I manage to "kill" them, I know where to get more.